There is nothing quite as refreshing as watermelon juice. On a hot summer day, this is the perfect drink. You only need watermelon for this recipe, but a pinch of salt and some lemon juice can bring this drink to the next level. It is is so delicious. Aside from its refreshing taste, this drink looks just fantastic. It is also a great way to propose a watermelon that hasn’t got that delicious crunchy texture anymore. Are you sold? Let’s make ourselves a delicious refresher!
Ingredients you need for making watermelon juice:
- Optional: Lemon, salt, other fruits, mint or basil
The only main ingredient for making watermelon juice is the watermelon. This will determine the taste of your juice: Make sure to use a tasty, ripe watermelon. The consistency does not matter this much: Even if the watermelon isn’t perfectly crisp anymore, it can have lots of delicious, naturally sweet juice.
Depending on the sweetness of your watermelon, you can try adding a little pinch of salt and some lemon juice to balance this sweetness. I personally really like the addition of salt and lemon in watermelon juice. It makes the drink so much more refreshing. It’s so great after a workout or long sunbath.
Lastly, you can choose to add other fruits or herbs. As this drink is strained, you can add mint, basil leaves, or other fruits when blending the watermelon. This juice will never get boring. I usually stay classic with the watermelon, salt, and lemon combination!
Watermelon juice recipe:
Making watermelon juice is super simple. You only need to blend the watermelon and strain it. Pour it over ice, and that’s all there is to it. You can make this delicious juice in not even 15 minutes. It’s the perfect recipe for a spontaneous refresher.
Firstly, cut your watermelon into a manageable piece. Add the watermelon to your blender, and blend it until smooth. If you want to use other fruits or herbs, add them now.
Next, you will want to strain the juice. Straining makes the drink more enjoyable, but you can also have it as a smoothie and drink it right away.
I strained mine with a fine stainless steel strainer, but a cheesecloth or something comparable will work fine as well. Trust me, the patience of straining is worth it!
Now that the juice is strained, check the flavor of the juice. You can season with salt and lemon juice now if you like. I’d recommend starting with only a little and incorporating the ingredients. Check for seasoning until you are satisfied!
And that’s all there is to it! I hope you enjoyed this simple recipe! Pour this delicious drink over some ice cubes, and enjoy!
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Frequently Asked Questions:
It does stain. You will want to treat watermelon stains immediately, as it otherwise oxidizes. If left untreated, they are hard to get out of. Cold water or a wash works fine to get rid of them, if still fresh.
If stored in the fridge, the juice lasts for 2-3 days. Still, it is best enjoyed fresh!
Making the juice is super simple. Cut the flesh from the watermelon into manageable pieces, add it to your blender, and blend until smooth. Strain it, and that’s all there is to it. You can also add other fruits or herbs to the juice.
Watermelon juice is such a delicious and refreshing drink. It is the perfect thing to enjoy on a hot summer day, after a long sunbath, workout, or just in between. And the best thing: it is super simple and quick to make!
1/2 big, ripe watermelon
Optional: Salt, lemon juice, other fruits, basil, mint
Cut your watermelon into a manageable piece. Add the watermelon to your blender, and blend it until smooth. If you want to use other fruits or herbs, add them now.
Next, strain the juice.
Check the flavor of your watermelon juice. You can season with salt and lemon juice now if you like.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 10
- Category: drink, beverage
- Cuisine: international
Keywords: Watermelon, Summer drink, Watermelon juice