Spiked Watermelon Balls
Makes 8 to 10 servings. Recipe is from the National Watermelon Promotion Board.
1/4 small, ripe watermelon
1?3 cup water
1/2 cup light rum
1?3 cup sugar
1?3 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 tsp. grated lime peel
1. Bring the water to a boil. Stir in sugar and simmer for 3 minutes. Add the rum and simmer another 2 minutes.
2. Remove from the heat and allow to cool somewhat before adding the lime juice and the grated lime peel.
3. Cut melons into balls with a melon baller. Pour the syrup over the fruit, mix gently, cover and chill for several hours before serving.