Mint is the only herb we aren't growing from seed, so we've already got enough of it to garnish drinks with–today, we're mixing it up with watermelon and lime for a delicious, alcohol-free refreshment!
Watermelon Mint Limeade
8 cups chopped seedless watermelon
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
Mix 1 cup each of water and sugar in a container; shake until combined. Add mint and steep for 24 hours. Purée watermelon in blender with lime juice until smooth; add mint syrup to taste. Transfer into a pitcher and chill until ready to serve. Pour over ice and garnish with fresh mint.
Notes: Mint syrup does require a little patience–or a trip to your local store–but it's worth it, and delicious in mojitos, tiki drinks and juleps, too. To give this cocktail a kick, just add a 1/2 cup of vodka or tequila–cheers!