Watermelon Fizz

Summer is on its way here in South Africa, and watermelons are starting to hit the markets. Buying a full watermelon is cost effective and allows you to use this thirst quenching fruit in a multitude of ways. If there are extra slices leftover, make a plan by creating a highly refreshing, sweet and versatile drink.

The pureed fruit can easily be made into a drink or use it to lightening up a tomato gazpacho.

Refresh yourself with this watermelon Fizz and start celebrating the arrival of summer!

Watermelon Fizz

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Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups watermelon pieces
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup ginger ale or soda water (for something less sweet)
  • Sprigs of fresh mint and small pieces of watermelon, for garnish

Instructions

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1. Purée the watermelon pieces in a blender (keeping a few for garnish).

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2. Add lemon juice and mint and whizz until well blended.

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3. Add some ice cubes to highball glasses and half fill with watermelon purée.

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4. Top off up with ginger ale or soda water.

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5. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a piece of watermelon.

Notes

To take this refreshing drink to new heights by adding a splash of vodka and keeping it away from the kids!

 

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