Watermelon Sparkler

Watermelon Sparkler
Staff Writer
Watermelon Sparkler
Tikkido

Watermelon Sparkler

Done cutting your watermelon and wondering what to do with all of the juice? Look no further than Tikkido's Watermelon Sparkler! For kids, mix the juice with sparkling water or diet lemon-lime soda. For adults, use prosecco. Top the beautiful pink drink with a paper umbrella, or throw in some ice cubes with frozen berries inside for beautiful presentation. For a crowd, just blend up the watermelon itself, straining the liquid through a fine mesh strainer.

1
Servings
856
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Feel free to use any beverage of your choice as a substitute for sparkling water, for example diet lemon-lime soda or turn it into a cocktail with prosecco.

**To make these for a large crowd, blend watermelon cubes. Strain with a fine mesh strainer, collecting the juice in a bowl. Use the proportion of 1 part juice to 3 parts added beverage.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup ice
  • 1/3 Cup fresh watermelon juice
  • 3/4 Cups sparkling water*

Directions

Collect juice leftover from cutting a watermelon. Pour a few inches into a tall glass of ice.**

Carefully fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water. If done slowly and carefully, the drink should have an ombre color.

Top with umbrella or another garnish and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
61g
68%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
155g
100%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
639µg
91%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
14mg
19%
Calcium, Ca
559mg
56%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
173µg
43%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
58mg
18%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Phosphorus, P
229mg
33%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
795mg
53%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
224g
8%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Watermelon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

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.