What you will need:
- ½ cup caster sugar
- 1.5kg watermelon, peeled, chopped
- 2 Limes, sliced
- 2 cups of chilled soda water
- 1/3 cup of lime juice
- 1 small bunch fresh mint, sprigs picked
- 1 tbsp caster sugar, extra
- 2 tsp finely grated lime rind
- Ice cubes to serve
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How to make it
Step 1: Place sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high. Bring to the boil. Boil, without stirring, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Set aside to cool completely.
Step 2: Place watermelon in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Step 3: Place lime slices in a large jug. Using the end of a rolling pin, slightly crush lime to release juice. Add watermelon, soda water, lime juice and cooled sugar syrup. Stir to combine. Add mint.
Step 4: Combine extra sugar and lime rind on a small plate. Place 1⁄4 cup water in a separate bowl. Dip the rim of serving glasses into water, then in sugar mixture. Divide ice among glasses. Add watermelon mixture. Serve immediately.