Spiked Watermelon Balls

Spiked Watermelon Balls
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Spiked Watermelon Balls
Watermelon.org

Not your grandmother's melon balls! These Spiked Watermelon Balls pack a punch of rum and a twist of lime. Keep your cool this summer and remember to share! This recipe is perhaps simplest and easiest to do yourself, or delegate. There are many types of melon ballers that give different shapes, so experiment in the kitchen and drench in a curtain of summer rum for adult fun!

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8
Servings
60
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/3  Cup  water
  • 1/3  Cup  sugar
  • 1/2  Cup  light rum
  • 1/3  Cup  lime juice
  • 1  Teaspoon  grated lime peel
  • 1/4  small, ripe watermelon

Directions

In a small pot, bring the water to a boil over high heat. Stir in sugar, reduce the heat, and simmer for 3 minutes. Add the rum and simmer for another 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool somewhat before adding the lime juice and the grated lime peel. Cut the melon flesh into balls with a melon baller. In a bowl, pour the syrup over the fruit, mix gently, cover, and chill in the refrigerator for several hours before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
12µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
9mg
1%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
9µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
5mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
13mg
2%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
15mg
1%
Water
26g
1%

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Watermelon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

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