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Watermelon & orange blossom lemonade

Watermelon & orange blossom lemonade

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • No cook
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

This refreshing mix of fresh fruit and delicate orange blossom water makes a sophisticated soft drink to serve at a dinner party

  • Freezable (as ice lollies)
  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal225
low infat1g
saturates0g
carbs49g
sugars43g
fibre2g
protein4g
salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • ½ watermelon (about 2.5kg/5lb 8oz unprepared weight, or 1.3kg/3lb, deseeded flesh only)
  • 4 tsp golden caster sugar , or to taste
  • juice 2-3 lemons
  • 2 tsp orange blossom water
  • crushed ice , to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Cut up the watermelon and remove the skin and most of the seeds. Put in a food processor with the sugar, lemon juice and orange blossom water and blitz together, adding more sugar to taste.

  • STEP 2

    Strain through a sieve to remove the remaining seeds, then pour into a jug. Add a few spoonfuls of crushed ice, pour into glasses, and serve.

RECIPE TIPS
ORANGE BLOSSOM WATER
This is my favourite, as the smell reminds me of being at my grandmother’s house when I was little. It’s made by distilling the blossoms of sour orange trees and it lends a delicate flavour to pastries, syrups and drinks. It can be pretty strong so use sparingly at first, adding it little by little. 

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2015

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