From Our Kitchens

For culinary creativity, try this delicious recipe from a North Carolina B&B . . .

  • Watermelon Punch from Big Mill Bed & Breakfast
  • This gorgeous red punch will quench everyone's thirst.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
20 people 25 minutes 60 minutes


  • 1 lemon or orange sliced crosswise
  • 1 2-liter bottle lemon-lime soda
  • 1 large watermelon
  • 1 6-ounce can orange juice concentrate frozen
  • 3/4 cup sugar
Servings: people


  1. Arrange lemon slices in a circular ring mold pan. Fill with 1/2 of the lemon-lime soda. Freeze.
  2. Cut watermelon into halves. Scoop out pulp and place in blender, seeds and all. Blend for several seconds on medium speed.
  3. Strain through a fine sieve colander, squeezing out juice.
  4. Place watermelon juice in large container with lid. Add orange juice concentrate and sugar to taste. Stir until sugar and orange juice are dissolved. Chill until ready to serve.
  5. When ready to serve, pour watermelon mixture into a punch bowl. Add remaining lemon-lime soda and stir. Place ice ring in punch bowl and serve.

Recipe notes

This punch is a gorgeous red, so be sure to serve it in a clear glass or plastic container.

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