Watermelon Mint Lemonade, a refreshing non-alcoholic drink for a hot summer's day. Low in calories, refined sugar free, super healthy, and so delicious. This is my kind of drink!
A LEMONADE WITH A TWIST
If you like a good old homemade lemonade, you will absolutely love this lemonade with a twist. I cannot tell you how much I like watermelons, there can't be anything better in summer than a cold slice of juicy, well ripen melon.
And if I say summer it's because, well, they are kind of tasteless outside their best season. Never buy melons in winter, for example, even though some supermarkets might sell them. They really are tasteless, and I'd rather wait for summer and have a proper one, than waste money.
If you blend some watermelon, you will see that, comparing to a slice of melon, it's not that tasty, actually. But throw some freshly squeezed lemon juice in there, a bit of honey, a bit of water, and some mint leaves, and oh, my God! THE MOST AMAZING SUMMER DRINK YOU CAN EVER GET!
Anyway, if you are not happy about honey, I guess refined sugar can be used instead. I would just mix it with a bit of warm water first, otherwise it won't dissolve as well in cold water. Same for honey, I used some warm water to help speed up the process, it really works.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Now, coming back to my watermelon mint lemonade. One big fat tip here is to let the drink cool in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.
I know ice cubes can be used instead if you want a cold drink, but leaving it in the fridge for a bit helps the mint leaves work their magic, the flavours are a lot stronger and intense.
And there you have it, the drink of all drinks, non-alcoholic, healthy, refreshing, and whatever else you want. Do give it a try!
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Watermelon Mint Lemonade
- 4 cups watermelon, cubed
- 3 cups water
- lemon juice from 1 ½ lemons
- ¼ cup honey
- a few mint leaves
- Blend the watermelon, than pass it through a sieve to remove any pimps that might be left, then add the melon juice to a jug together with the water.
- Mix the honey with a bit of warm water so that it can dissolve quicker, then add the lemon juice, and pour everything in the jug.
- Throw a few mint leaves in there, then cool the drink in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- Give it a good stir before sirving. Enjoy!