Can You Make a Drink from Watermelon Juice?

31 Aug
by Deanne

Each week we share our successes and failures in our FarmerChef project.  This is a challenging little project we started last spring. We take whatever is growing in our garden, or available from our local farmers, and create something in the kitchen.  Our goal is to get through a whole year making something that is or was grown locally. 

This week I took a watermelon from last Saturday’s farmers market and pressed all of the juice out of it.  I was a able to get about 3 quarts of juice from one big watermelon.  Photo of Watermelon Drink

I was inspired to come up with a watermelon drink from this blog post from Putney Farm.  They suggested a lovely watermelon drop cocktail. 

While I like cocktails from time to time, I prefer non-alcoholic drinks and since I didn’t have all the ingredients, I tried adding seltzer water and lemons.  My drink didn’t really work.  Luke, my son came to the rescue by by adding limes instead of lemon and he also added basil.  It was a nice touch and he captured for us to share with his digital camera.  Thanks again, Luke!

Have you ever made a drink from watermelon?

4 Responses to “Can You Make a Drink from Watermelon Juice?”

  1. Rachel@hammeringourwayhome September 3, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    I LOVE using fresh watermelon juice! I’ve only used it in cocktails though, with vodka, mint & orangina. So good!

  2. Scott September 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    The crushed areas of basil look like the watermelon peel. Cool.

    How about adding a little mint to slightly condensed watermelon juice and making watermelon lollies (popsicles)?

    • realocalcooking September 6, 2012 at 8:12 am #

      Yes! We want to do a follow up post with this idea.

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