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Spiked Watermelon Balls

Spiked Watermelon BallsRecipe courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/3 cup water
1/2 cup light rum
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon grated lime peel
1 small seedless watermelon

Cooking Directions:

  1. Bring the water to a boil. Stir in sugar and simmer for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the rum and simmer for another 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool somewhat before adding the lime juice and the grated lime peel.
  3. Cut melon into balls with a melon baller. Pour the syrup over the fruit, mix gently, cover and chill for several hours before serving.

Makes 10 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board.