It’s that time of the year…when fruit languishes in the fridge, growing sad and lonely as it’s forgotten in the midst of summer activities. This recipe is here to help. It’s nothing crazy, just a mix of things I happened to have on hand when I was getting ready to go to the beach and wanted something sweet to drink. You can try a similar technique with pretty much any fruit–I just chose watermelon because it was super juicy and was on its way to the great fruit clouds in the sky.
• A quarter of a small watermelon (roughly 4-5 cups of watermelon)
• 1/2 Tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
• Juice from two limes
• Mint leaves (to taste)
• 2 cups Sparkling Water (optional)
Scoop out chunks of the watermelon in to a pitcher. Add the ginger and the lime juice, and use an immersion blender to get everything nice and smooth (note: If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can blend the watermelon in batches in a regular blender, pour into a pitcher, and then add the ginger/lime juice). Add the mint leaves, stir well, and pour in two cups of sparkling water. Or lemonade, or whatever else you’d like!
If you want to get really fancy, you can serve with a mint sprig for garnish (and a slice of lime). Or, you can do what I did and pour it in your water bottle and enjoy al fresco, at the beach!