- 1 large or 2 small watermelons
Thought to have originated in Africa, watermelons are distinct from musk melons such as…
- 250ml lemon juice (from a bottle or squeeze your own)
- 100g golden caster sugar
- 1l bottle soda water
- 1 lime, cut into slices
The same shape, but smaller than…
- small handful mint
There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…
- crushed ice
Cut the top off the watermelon and hollow it out using a large spoon, fishing out any pips along the way. Mash the flesh through a sieve into a bowl. Put the flesh in a blender (or use a tall jug and hand blender) with the lemon juice and sugar, whizz to a purée, then stir in the soda.
Heap some ice into the hollowed-out watermelon and fill it with the lemonade mixture. Serve the rest in a jug with the lime slices and mint. Have a bowl of extra crushed ice on the side so people can help themselves.
How to make watermelon cocktailsA dash of booze will turn this summer soft drink into a refreshing cocktail. Add one shot of tequila and some ice to a tall glass and top with the watermelon lemonade. White rum would work equally well.