Thursday, July 26, 2012

WATERMELON LIME DRINK


Watermelon do not grow in this part of the country so
finding a ripe one in the grocery store is a thump, thump
process.  I hardly ever find one that is just the perfect
ripeness as well as sweet.  That is less of a concern now
that I've discovered the overly ripe ones can become a delicious drink.
Half of the last one I bought was fine to eat but the rest was the perfect
candidate for the blender.  My frugal sense was rewarded and the
drink did not seem at all like a recyled product.
The color is amazing ... the taste so refreshing on a hot afternoon!

WATERMELON LIME DRINK

4 cups watermelon chunks.
juice of one lime
simple syrup*

Chunk or scoop out pieces of watermelon.
In a blender, process watermelon pieces in batches until
smooth.  Strain through a fine sieve over a bowl; discard solids.
Add lime juice and enough simple syrup to sweeten to
your liking.  Pour into a glass jar with lid and refrigerate until
thoroughly chilled.  Serve over ice.

*simple syrup : heat ½ cup water and ½ cup sugar
to boiling.  Cook until sugar is dissolved.
Store in refrigerator and use to sweeten fruit drinks or ice tea.

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