WATERMELON KILLER CHILLER
Makes 4 Glasses
- 10 ounces fresh cut watermelon
- 1 lime; juiced
- 8 ounces vodka
- 2 cups SPRITE ZERO
- green apple; thin slices for garnish (see picture)
Place watermelon in a blender and puree until smooth.
Strain puree over a large bowl or pitcher.
Add vodka, lime juice and SPRITE ZERO to the watermelon juice. Stir well.
Pour the mixture into four glasses over ice. Garnish with an apple slice. CHEERS!
We were four happy adults with this "lean libation". Don't want the alcohol? No problem! It is great with or without (Alcohol accounts for most of the calories. Leave it out & save 128 calories per serving!). This drink is light. It is refreshing. It is a winner! I took a shortcut by buying the watermelon already cut up, but that's just my style. If you are doing this for a party, try cutting the top 1/3 of the watermelon off and taking out all the flesh or what I like to call, "the good stuff". When the drink is ready, serve it in the hollowed out watermelon; using the watermelon as the punch bowl. It's not only cute, it's clever. Now you can throw "the bowl" away when the party is over (in other words...one less dish to wash).
Just check out what we saved by using SPRITE ZERO and changing the amount of vodka used. Don't worry...there is still plenty of kick!
Nutrition Facts (per glass):
BEFORE: 340.75 calories; .25g fat; 22.36g carbohydrate; .79g protein; .5g fiber
AFTER: 166.25 calories; .25g fat; 9.48g carbohydrate; .79g protein; .5g fiber
SAVES: 174.5 calories & 12.88g carbohydrate
I believe you have a cocktail to try this evening! Have a great Monday!