During summer, one of the most popular fruits is the watermelon. It is a truly divine thirst quencher especially when the days are longer and heat is stronger.
Here are three quick and easy fresh pressed watermelon juice recipes that will surely quench your thirst.
Recipe # 1: Fresh pressed watermelon juice and cucumber
Summer parties under the scorching heat of the sun can make you feel dehydrated afterwards. To aid with this, preparing a fresh pressed watermelon juice and cucumber is the best way to combat dehydration. Aside from being an affordable recipe, it is easy to make, you can prepare this delicious fresh pressed watermelon juice and cucumber in less than five minutes.
2 cups of fresh pressed watermelon juice (approximately 6 cups of diced watermelon)
3/4 cup fresh cucumber juice from 1 large cucumber
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh mint juice from 15 mint leaves
2 tablespoons of lime juice
1 tablespoon sugar or honey for additional sweetness
Mix the juices (watermelon juice, cucumber juice, mint juice, and lime juice) together and put 1 tablespoon of sugar and honey. It is advisable to chill the ingredients first before mixing. This helps to keep the ingredients fresh and refreshing. Add ice cubes before serving.
Recipe # 2: Fresh watermelon sangria
Preparing for a summer party for your friends and colleagues? Make sure that you will include this fresh watermelon sangria in the party refreshments. For sure, your friends will love this sangria recipe they will ask for more.
4 cups cubed ripe and seedless watermelon
1 1/2 cups white wine
1-ounce Anejo rum
2 ounces Cointreau
2 ounces simple syrup
Puree watermelon cubes in the blender. Add the Cointreau, rum, simple syrup, wine, and stir. Add the lime juice in the mixture. Cover the fresh watermelon sangria and place in the freezer for 4 hours. If you want to add a flare, you can garnish additional watermelon. The fresh watermelon sangria is best served when chilled.
Recipe # 3: Watermelon limeade
Another simple recipe that will be your favorite companion this summer is the watermelon limeade. The combination of watermelon and lime will yield a smooth combination that is best consumed during hot summer days.
Flesh of a 5-pound watermelon, cubed, seedless
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons agave nectar
In the blender, shake the watermelon until it looks like a paste with a bit of chunk. Add ¼ cup of lime juice and 2 tablespoons agave nectar. Serve the watermelon limeade in ice-filled glasses. You can also garnish it with lime rings or zest if you desire.
The uncomfortable heat during summer season doesn’t have to cause you a headache. Try one of the recipes mentioned above so you can still feel hydrated and chill all throughout the season.