Recipes and Cooking Watermelon-Mint Coolers 3.9 (11) 1 Review To turn this drink into a mojito-style cocktail, add 2 cups of white rum to the watermelon mixture. Top with club soda before serving. Work in batches to fill a larger party-size container By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on April 1, 2013 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 20 mins Microwave Time: 2 mins Chill Time: 8 hrs Total Time: 8 hrs 22 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 ¼ pound seedless watermelon, chopped (5 cups) ¼ cup fresh mint leaves ½ cup sugar ½ cup water ½ cup fresh lime juice ¾ teaspoon aromatic bitters 4 - 5 cup ginger ale, chilled Mint sprigs Directions In a blender container place watermelon; puree until smooth. In a small heatproof bowl, use a wooden spoon to mash mint leaves and 1/4 cup of the sugar; add 1/4 cup of the water. Microwave on high until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer mint leaves to blender, leaving sugar in bowl. Blend until chopped. To bowl of sugar mixture add the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water. Microwave until sugar dissolves into a syrup, 1 to 2 minutes. Cover and chill. To serve, strain watermelon mixture into an ice-filled pitcher or jar. Stir in syrup, lime juice, and bitters. Divide watermelon mixture among ice-filled glasses; top with ginger ale. garnish with mint sprigs. Alcoholic version: Add 2 cups white rum with the mint before chilling for 8 hours. Add club soda or sparkling water in place of ginger ale. Nutrition analysis per serving: 212 calories, 1 g protein, 22 g carbohydrate, 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 19 g total sugar, 11% Vitamin A, 21% Vitamin C, 28 mg sodium, 2% calcium, 4% iron Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 125 Calories 32g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 125 % Daily Value * Sodium 12mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 32g 12% Total Sugars 29g Protein 1g Vitamin C 12.8mg 64% Calcium 21mg 2% Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 143mg 3% Folate, total 8.4mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.