We got out the juicer and made fast work of a watermelon that we had. I was shocked by the vibrant pink of the resulting juice. I thought that because watermelon has such a high water content that it might be a little more, well, watered down. But it is a lovely color, and the juice is so refreshing!
We added a little more pep to our drink by adding a 1:1 ratio of soda water. Bubbles! This drink is non-alcoholic, although you could easily add in a shot of vodka. And we also tried our hand at mint ice cubes - ice cubes with a mint leaf frozen inside. It didn't do a whole hell of a lot for flavor but it was cute, and we're suckers for cute.
To make mint ice cubes, you fill up cubes about a 3rd of the way and freeze. Place the mint leaves in, and fill up another 3rd. Once frozen, fill up the final 3rd. It doesn't take very long to do each layer (maybe 15-20 minutes), so it isn't quite as laborious as it sounds.
First pour watermelon juice into a tall glass, top off with the sparkling water. This order reduces the amount of foam created. Plop in a few mint ice cubes and enjoy!
- 1 cup fresh watermelon juice
- 1 cup soda water (we used Perrier)
- Mint ice cubes