Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Island in a Glass - Watermelon Cooler

It's mid summer and in my part of the east coast we have a mix of sweltering heat on most of the days and when we are lucky, some cooler cloudy days. But I'm not complaining as 6 months in a year one is cooped up at home with the biting winter cold or the seasonal allergies. 
Well, today I have a watermelon cooler for you and it's the perfect treat to refresh and hydrate. 

Watermelon Cooler - refreshingly delicious

In the good old days when we were in school, we'd come back home, throw our bags on our beds and run into the kitchen to see what was on the menu for the day. I remember mom taking out these huge glasses of watermelon juice for us from the fridge. She would squeeze in some juice of a lime and hand it over to us. The coral color was a visual delight and we'd gulp it down and ask for more. The concoction of mint, ginger and lemon adds the extra zing to it. With this recipe, I'd like to think that you've got yourself an island in a glass.

It's a low calorie drink and it's Gluten Free.

Ingredients: (Serving size 1)
2 1/2 cups of seedless watermelon
6 mint leaves
1/2" piece of ginger
1 1/2 tsp lime juice
1 tsp sugar (or as needed)
a pinch of salt
a pinch of pepper

Cut and chill the watermelon in the fridge before hand. Take all the other ingredients except the lime juice and blend in the mixer. Do not add ice or water as the watermelon has water content of its own. The diluted version would not taste as good. Now add the lime juice to it. Stir well. Garnish with a spray of mint. There you go, it's that simple. Go ahead make yourself a glass and celebrate summer while it lasts !!!

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  1. Nice, for a moment I thought it was Bloody Mary

  2. As similar as they look, the ingredients in mine are not as complex as what goes into a Bloody Mary. Have a great day and thank you for stopping by :)

  3. The pictures help conjure up the flavour in my mouth! good time, great memories!!

  4. I know you can totally relate to that. Good old days !


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