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Campari-Watermelon Spritz

There are few pleasures sweeter than a refreshing fruity cocktail to beat the heat. Make this ahead and have it chilling in the fridge, ready to go. This recipe makes about 2 litres.

You'll need

150 gm caster sugar 1.5 kg watermelon (about ½ small watermelon) 150 ml Campari 150 ml gin Juice of 3 limes, or to taste To taste: soda water


  • 01
  • Stir sugar in 150ml boiling water in a bowl to dissolve (2-3 minutes), then set aside over a bowl of iced water to chill.
  • 02
  • Process watermelon in a blender until smooth, then combine with sugar syrup and remaining ingredients except soda water and strain through a coarse sieve into a serving jug.
  • 03
  • To serve, fill tumblers with ice, pour in watermelon cocktail to three-quarters full and top up with soda water.

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