Looking for a refreshing drink for those hot spring and summer days. Try this delicious refresher and you won’t be disappointed.
Prep time 10 mins | Serves 6
1 small seedless watermelon (pixie is a good variety for this)
7 cups of water
2 Tbsp honey (optional)
1 lime + a few sprigs of mint for ganish
1. Cut the watermelon in half, and then take one piece and cut it in half again.
2. With the quarter pieces, cut away the rind and put the flesh into a blender with the water and add the honey (if using). Blend until liquid is opaque and no chunks remain.
3. Strain into a pitcher, add ice, a few slices of lime and some mint, and serve.
If you don’t drink it all at once, remove the lime after a few hours, or the bitterness of the rind will seep into your juice. For a spiked recipe add an ounce of gin, vodka or St. Germaine elderflower liqueur (my favourite!)
By Janette Mitchell