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Watermelon-Jalapeno Cooler


¼ cup Sugar or Honey

½ cup Water

Pinch Salt

1 small Jalapeno, fresh seeds removed

4 sprigs Thyme, fresh (on the stem)

5 cups Watermelon, seeds removed and ½ inch cubed

4 cups Ice


Place the sugar/honey, water, salt, jalapeno and thyme in a small saucepan and heat over a medium heat until the sugar and salt have dissolved (8-10 minutes). Remove and set aside the jalapeno and thyme.


Place the watermelon and water mixture in the bowl of a blender and puree well.


Place Ice in 4 glasses, evenly pour the watermelon cooler into the four glasses and garnish each glass with a sprig of the reserved thyme.