Last week I posted a little alco-ma-holic watermelon drink. Was it last week? It feels longer then that, hang on . . . nope it was two weeks ago. Phew, thought time was really running away with me for a moment there.
Anyway, I mentioned a non-alcoholic watermelon drink that was in the pipeline, and this is said drink.
My love of watermelon is no secret and I have mentioned numerous times about how I almost lived off the stuff when in Hong Kong. Well, this is my version of the drink that accompanied almost every meal I ate. I was always disappointed when it wasn’t on the drinks menu and it was the first thing I re-created when I got home. It is very refreshing and perfect for warm summer days (or balmy autumn ones depending on which hemisphere you are currently in).
And, and, there are only three ingredients. Three. It could not be simpler.
But . . . can we just talk for a second about styling issues. I got excited when I found these straws in Waitrose because they are reusable. Reusable straws – about time, I hate throwing those pretty paper ones in the bin, even if throwing them away means you get to buy more. But I didn’t realise – or appreciate – just how long they are. They are ginormously long. So much so that they look a bit silly when I put them in a normal sized glass. So I had to dig out the sophisticated pint glasses in order to get the proportions right. And let me just tell you, trying to drink two pints of this stuff by yourself is . . . well . . . a fizzy challenge. I gave up halfway through the first one and begged anyone who walked past to please, please help me drink them, because I was going to explode.
So, yes, this recipe makes enough for 4 people, or 2 large drinks, or enough to drown one person sufficiently.
Also . . . runaway ice . . . #foodbloggerproblems
Watermelon Ginger Fizz
- 400g fresh watermelon, cubed and seeds removed
- Juice of 1/2 a lime
- 1 litre of ginger ale, chilled
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and serve.
© The Pink Rose Bakery 2015