MAKES four 4-ounce (120-ml) servings

    PREP TIME: 5 minutes

    COOK TIME: —

    My sister and I could drink these until we turned into watermelons! During a recent trip home, we ordered a version of this drink while out for dinner with the rest of the family. It was so tasty, but loaded with sugar. We asked for no agave syrup, but I’m sure the watermelon juice they used contained sugar, too. So, I promised my sis I’d remake the recipe and put it in my next book. Here ya go, Christina! Just for you.

    4½ ounces (128 g) fresh watermelon cubes, divided

    12 mint leaves, divided

    8 ice cubes, divided

    4 ounces (120 ml) vodka, divided

    4 teaspoons lime juice, divided

    1⅛ cups (315 ml) sparkling or still water, divided

    1. Set out four 4-ounce (120-ml) or larger glasses. Take a quarter of the watermelon cubes and cut them into ¼-inch (6-mm) dice. Divide the diced watermelon among the glasses. To each glass, add 3 mint leaves, 2 ice cubes, 1 ounce (30 ml) of vodka, and 1 teaspoon of lime juice.
    2. Place the remaining watermelon pieces in a bowl and mash with a fork until you’ve removed as much of the juice as possible. Divide the juice among the glasses, about 2 teaspoons per glass. Fill each glass with sparkling water and enjoy!

    make it AIP:

    Omit the alcohol.

    Per serving:

    calories: 70 | calories from fat: 0 | total fat: 0 g | saturated fat: 0 g | cholesterol: 0 mg

    sodium: 2 mg | carbs: 1.3 g | dietary fiber: 0 g | net carbs: 1.3 g | sugars: 0.6 g | protein: 0.1 g

    FAT : 0%
    CARBS : 7%
    PROTEIN : 1%
    ALCOHOL : 92%