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       Title: Watermelon Refresco
  Categories: Drinks, Alcoholic, Summer
       Yield: 8 Servings
 
       1 sm Icebox watermelon; cut into
            -chunks and seeded
     1/4 c  Simple syrup; see NOTE
       2 tb Fresh lime juice
       1 c  Vodka; optional
 
 --------------------------------SIMPLE SYRUP--------------------------------
       1 c  Sugar
     1/2 c  Water
 
   Place pieces of watermelon in food processor and process in batches until
   liquid. (Pulsing the machine helps to liquefy all the pieces.) After all
   the watermelon is processed, you may want to remove any large remaining
   pieces with a slotted spoon -- but don't strain away all the texture, as
   it is part of the drink’s charm.
 
   Stir in the simple syrup and lime juice.
 
   Stir in vodka, if desired.
 
   Serve over ice.
 
   NOTE:  To make simple syrup, dissolve 1 cup sugar in 1/2 cup water and
   bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes.  Let cool before
   using; refrigerate leftover syrup.
 
   From “Fire and Ice -- Fruit Punches that Take the Heat”, Chile Pepper
   Magazine, August 1998.
 
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