Thursday, August 29, 2013

Watermelon Cooler (Throwback Thursdays)


Two Years ago I wrote:

It's that time of the year when all the wonderful summer fruits start coming back into our lives.  Watermelon is one of the most popular summertime fruits and sometimes we end up with so much of it that we need ways of using it up.  I created this refreshing summertime cooler to enjoy on warm summer nights.  

Note: Throwback Thursday is a new series where I take some of my original posts here on  Curry and Comfort and redo them so I can take better photos

3 cups seedless watermelon
4 cups lemon/lime soda (ie.. Sprite or 7up)
1/2 cup of fresh lime juice
sugar or sweetener as needed-(optional)
ice (optional)
Mint (optional)

Note:  Sugar/Sweetener is optional because it all depends on your taste and the sweetness of the watermelon you have picked.
Blend watermelon until smooth. Pour through a strainer then add soda, lime juice and sugar.   Serves 4-6 people.  Garnish with watermelon slices and fresh mint.  Enjoy.

Optional Versions:
1:  You can blend with ice or add ice later.
2:  You can make this cooler alcoholic by adding some vodka or rum.
3:  You can also give it a minty twist by blending some sprigs of fresh mint into the drink.

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  1. Oh man that looks AMAZING! So refreshing... Why did I walk past the Watermelons at the store yesterday?!?

  2. I love how summery this drink is! Can't wait to make it!

  3. Yummy! I need to get me a watermelon!

  4. In a few days time the heat and sultry weather will hit Mumbai and this cooler sounds perfect to beat the heat. Lovely clicks Ramona.

  5. Throwback Thursday sound slike fun. wow I am too "lazy" to reclick all my old ugly pictures, respect for that Ramona! Lovely Watermelon cooler btw. =)

  6. Love my watermelon juice!!! When watermelon season ends, I become quite depressed. :) Very refreshing drink!

  7. I love watermelon everything, and your cooler is something that wouldn't last long in my house. So glad you have brought back great recipes from your archives.

  8. Wow, now THAT's a photo difference. Look at how much you've grown. I love seeing the old photos against today's. I love the cooler.

  9. Couldn’t take my eyes off the pictures!! Now this is something really really cool!! I loved this watermelon drink. :)

  10. It's been high 80s this week in SF and this watermelon cooler is a "necessity" this weekend! Love the beautiful pink color!

  11. Beautiful looking drink, it is so cool :D


  12. I am not creative at all in the drink department. Water and coffee for me. This looks fabulous though. I just need to get me some soda.

  13. This is seriously gorgeous. I need to try this asap. Great photos Ramona.

  14. This is a recipe I could make again and again; so refreshing and so pretty! :D

  15. We haven't had good luck with watermelons this year but this would be the best way to use them. Wouldn't this be awesome in mid winter?

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