Summertime… and all I want is cooling beverages, preferably sweet ones… and maybe alcocholic hhaha. Depends on the time and mood. But can’t go wrong with a drink while sitting out in the sun or having a glass of rose with friends while sitting in the sunshine at an outdoors bar.
However this post is not about endorsing or promoting alcohol, you can just as well drink an alcohol free beverage! Not to mention, if you aren’t 18+ (or 21 in the U.S.A) then you shouldn’t even be drinking alcohol anyway!
So far I am loving… ice coffee, bubble water with some lime or lemon juice, sugar free juice with water and ice cubes…. And now this watermelon, lime and mint juice.
You can make this juice in many different ways…. Example you could switch the sparkling water for just regular water. Or you could use coconut water, or do 50/50 coconut water and water. Or use some sprite… or if you want an alcoholic beverage, use a white wine which works well to be blended in drinks!
For mint… you could use frozen mint, but I would recommend using fresh mint as it has more taste and you get the fresh mint leaves to decorate your drink with!
¾ watermelon (which weighed 3kg). So around 1,5-2kg watermelon. In total around 400-500ml liquid
Around 400ml sparkling water/sprite. Optional, you can do 50/50 water and coconut water. Or add some alcohol of choice to make this an alcoholic beverage
½ mint plant
1-2tbsp agave or syrup. Start with 1 tbsp and add another tablespoon if you want the drink sweeter
How to: Scoop out the watermelon filling. Mix until smooth/a juice. Pour through a siv to get rid of the pulp. Squeeze the juice of the lime into the watermelon juice. Chop the mint and add to the mix. Add the agave/syrup and mix. Taste and add more lime/mint/syrup according to preference.
Once you are satisfied with the taste, pour into glasses and add some ice. Optional, if you have a good food mixer, you can add the ice and juice and mix for a few seconds to make more of a slushie type drink.