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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