Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Watermelon cooler

A friend of mine used to make this super drink for her summer parties .She used to add a generous hint of rum or liqueur  to it,and people used to love it.It would be a "forbidden fruit"-drink to the under 18 crowd..Not fair.

So if you have a largely adult crowd and if your kids dont mind you,not sharing the drink with them..go ahead and add the liqueur of your choice or rum, for that matter. 

We need

Half a Water melon-scooped into balls .

The rest of the pulp blended to make juice.

Sugar -1/4 cup

water 1/4 cup

Orange juice -1 cup

mint leaves for garnish

The empty shell of the melon can be used to serve the drink.

Quaint ,eh?

Use a melon baller to scoop balls out of a water melon..Keep aside.In a saucepan,bring the water and sugar to a boil.Take off the heat Cool it and add 1 cup of orange juice.Add this to the water melon juice and dunk the melon balls into it.Pour it into the empty melon bowl  and refrigerate it  for a couple of hours.Serve in chilled  glasses,with a rim of lemon and powdered sugar.Garnish with mint leaves.

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