Spiked Watermelon Balls

1/3 cup (75 mL) water
1/3 cup (75 mL) sugar
1/2 cup (125 mL) light rum
1/3 cup (75 mL) fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 tsp (5 mL) lime zest
2 cups (500 mL) watermelonballs

Bring water to a boil. Stir in sugar and simmer for 3 minutes. Add the rum and simmer for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool somewhat before adding the lime juice and zest.

Using a melon baller, shape watermelon into balls. Pour syrup over the fruit, mix gently, cover and refrigerate for several hours before serving.

Makes 8 to 10 balls.

PER SERVING (2 watermelon balls with syrup): 158 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre, 1 g protein. % RDI: 0% calcium, 2% iron, 2% vitamin A, 20% vitamin C.

Recipes and images courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board. For more recipe ideas, visit www.watermelon.org.

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