Lucky you – seedless watermelon makes this cocktail incredibly easy to prep. Aperol’s slightly bitter tones balance the sweetness for a satisfying aperitif.
- ½ cup caster sugar
- 4 cups roughly chopped seedless watermelon
- juice 2 limes
- 4 shots Aperol
- 4 cups crushed ice
- mint sprigs, to garnish
- Can serve with pictured mint watermelon pops (see linked recipe, below)
- Put sugar and 125ml water in a small saucepan over a medium heat. Bring to the boil and cook until sugar has dissolved. Remove syrup from heat and set aside to cool completely.
- Pour ¼ cup of the syrup into the jug of a blender. Reserve remaining for another use. Add watermelon, lime juice and Aperol then puree until smooth. Add ice and puree again. Pour into a large serving jug. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve with watermelon pops (see linked recipes, below).
All of these sweet slurps taste just as good sans alcohol! You can easily mix them as mocktails then add liquor to the glass for those who want it. Cheers!
Aperol is an Italian aperitif made of bitter orange plus a mix of herbs and roots. It’s similar to Campari but sweeter in taste.
This recipe is…
Please note, nutritional information is approximate and based on the uncooked ingredients.
|- Saturated fat||0.0 g|
|Total carbohydrates||36.6 g|
|- Sugars||30.9 g|
|Dietary fibre||1.2 g|