Mint and Watermelon Cooler

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Author Notes: One of my fondest memories as a kid is having a chilled glass of sugar cane juice and a slice of watermelon from the roadside vendors while coming from my painting class during Summers. There are several ways they serve a watermelon ,from plain and fresh cut watermelon to rubbing lemon on the watermelon with a sprinkle of chopped mint leaves.

I combine cubes of watermelon with a handful of mint leaves, a dash of fresh ginger juice and lemon juice, served on the rocks!!
Shri

Serves 4

  • 2 cups Watermelon cubes
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root, peeled
  • 1-2 tablespoon Sugar, needed if watermelon is not too sweet
  • 6 Mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice Cubes
  1. Grate Ginger using a vegetable or a cheese grater. Squeeze the peeled ginger with hand to yield a tablespoon of juice
  2. Combine Lemon juice and ginger juice Set aside
  3. Puree the mint leaves, sugar and Watermelon cubes in a juice maker or using a regular blender. You can always add a couple of table spoons of water for an easy blend.
  4. Mix Lemon and ginger juice well with the pureed watermelon and mint
  5. Drop a few ice cubes into a glass and pour the juice over the cubes Serve immediately
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