Sunday, August 3, 2008

Watermelon Coolers

8 cups (1/2-inch) watermelon cubes
1 1/2 cups ginger ale
1/3 cup water
1 (6-oz.) can frozen limeade concentrate
6 oz. tequila or watermelon vodka (optional)
3 oz. triple sec or other orange liqueur (optional)

1. Place watermelon cubes in a single layer in an extra-large zip-top plastic freezer bag, and freeze 8 hours. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes.

2. Process watermelon, half the ginger ale, water, limeade concentrate, and spirits in a blender until smooth; pour mixture into a pitcher.

3. Pour into glasses, and top with extra watermelon and ginger ale.

--Adapted from Southern Living magazine

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