Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Melon-Ginger-Mint Lemonade

I got a beautiful bright yellow Casaba melon another day from the market thinking that this melon gotta be really sweet because of its look, I was wrong! This melon didn’t have much flavor as other melons do. It tasted slightly sweet but very juicy and soft. So, I decided to make a cool drink to cool down my disappointment for this melon. After had a big tall glass of this drink, I was so ready to make my Lemon Tart for the next post. Oh one thing, you can absolutely use other kinds of melon to make this drink, just follow your imagination!

Melon-lemon-melon-lemon-melon-lemon-melon-lemon-melon… Can you say it really fast? ^_^


What you need:
2/3 cup fresh squeeze lemon juice
2/3 cup simple ginger syrup (recipe below)
2 cups filtered water
2 cups melon cut into small chunks
A handful of mint leaves
2 cups frozen melon balls

Simple ginger syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
6-7 thinly slices of fresh ginger
: Heat water, sugar, and ginger slices until the sugar is dissolved.  Leave the ginger to infuse in the syrup and let it cool down before using.

How to:
1. Use a melon baller by pressing down firmly to dig into the melon and then twist to make a circle and scoop out the melon balls.  Freeze the melon balls until they are frozen.  The frozen melon balls will be used in place of ice cubes and make the drink looks pretty!
2. Blend everything in the blender, except for frozen melon balls, and blend until everything comes together smoothly, about 50 seconds or 1 minute.  Strain the liquid using fine sieve, discard the pulps, and chill.  Serve with a few frozen melon balls and mint leaf for garnish.

Enjoy and Stay Cool!

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