Spiked Watermelon Balls
The cocktail or appetizer can bring out the best in any party. This is a mixture or rum, lime juice, sugar and of course watermelon.
- 1/4 small and ripe watermelon
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 cup light rum
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
Bring the water to a boil. Stir in sugar and simmer for 3 minutes. 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. Cut melons into balls with a melon baller. Pour the syrup over the fruit, mix gently, cover and chill for several hours before serving.
Makes 8-10 servings.