Watermelon Ginger Ale Cooler

Courtesy of the Art Institute of Vancouver, I received an insider copy of the culinary school’s newsletter and this is one of the recipes they are sharing for the summer – so I am sharing with you before summer escapes us!

Great for apartment size patio dining; and although this is a virgin cocktail recipe, you could certainly make your own non-virgin-version!

Servings: 4 (8 oz. servings)

Ingredients:
1/4 c. water
1/4 c. granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ginger root chopped
3 cups mini watermelon pieces cubed (any kind)
1/2 cup lime juice freshly squeezed (~4 limes)
16 oz. ginger ale
ice cubes as needed

Directions:
Place water and sugar in a sauce pot and bring to a low simmer to dissolve sugar. Set aside. In batches, puree watermelon and fresh ginger and strain through a fine sieve into a large pitcher [you could make it mojito style though, and crush with a fork for a more rustic look]. When cooled, add sugar water. Stir in lime juice and ginger ale. Pour over fresh ice and serve.

Summer in a glass – Enjoy!

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