COOKBOOK: FRESH - Woolworths Dec 2017
Watermelon is so refreshing in drinks! My first batch was way too sweet but the second batch was just perfect! I adjusted the sugar levels and only added half of the amount specified. (I have recorded in this recipe the correct amount)
For a mocktail, do not add the vodka and you have a refreshing summer drink. Very simple to make and very satisfying!
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 bunch of mint leaves, fresh
8 cups of watermelon, chopped
300ml vodka (remove if making it mocktail)
750ml bottle of soda water
4 cups crushed ice
Combine sugar, juice and mint in bowl. Stir unti combined, crushing mint to extract the flavour. Stand for 10-15mins for sugar to dissolve.
Meanwhile, process watermelon in processor until it’s liquid form. Strain through a fine sieve into a large bowl, discarding seeds and pulp. Strain sugar mixture and add to watermelon punch. Add vodka ,mix well. Add soda water and remove the froth from the top.
Add ice at the bottom of the jar / glass and garnish with mint leaves.