Wow guests with this refreshing beverage that blends puréed watermelon with Florida oranges, Florida orange and grapefruit juice, lemon juice, lime juice, mint and more.
2 cups sugar
1 cup hot water
6 cups watermelon, seeded, no rind, cut into 1-inch pieces, divided
2 cups Florida orange juice
1 cup Florida grapefruit juice
¾ cup lemon juice
¾ cup lime juice
2 cups Florida oranges, cut into 1-inch pieces, peeled
½ cup mint leaves
Florida orange slices, for garnish
Watermelon chunks, for garnish
Combine sugar and hot water in small saucepan over low heat; heat until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until chilled. Purée 4 cups watermelon in blender until smooth. Place watermelon juice, chilled sugar syrup, orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemon juice and lime juice in large pitcher; stir to combine. Add 2 cups watermelon pieces, orange pieces and mint leaves; refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours until well chilled. Serve over ice in tall glasses. Garnish with orange slices and watermelon chunks, if desired.