Well, I have been experimenting with watermelon based drinks – both alcoholic and mocktails – since the summer began. Here is an absolutely refreshing watermelon drink for you!
I am not sure if anything like this exists, but I just called it Watermelon Chilli Punch!
Ingredients (To serve Two)
Watermelon – 1/2
Lime – 2
Salt – 1/8th Teaspoon
Sugar – 3 Tablespoons (or as necessary)
Green chilli – 1/8th of a long chilli (Max 1/2 inch long)
Ice cubes – Two cups
Drinking water – 1/2 cup
Method of Preparation
In a blender add salt, sugar, lime juice from the two limes and green chilli. Cut half of a watermelon into cubes and add the same to the blender. Add water and Ice cubes and blend well for 10 to 15 seconds.
Pour into your favorite cocktail glass (typically highball) and enjoy!
As we all know, watermelons are excellent for hydrating your body in summer. What you probably don’t know about watermelon is the secret in its seeds. Watermelon seeds contain zinc and selenium which is said to be good to fight even cancer. And the seeds have powerful anti-oxidants to maintain a healthy heart. With a lot of lime juice added, our drink is enriched with Vitamin C and other essentials. Then the sugar provides much needed glucose and salt essential minerals in summer! Finally, to make it real Indian stuff, we have the chilli punch added!
Experiment with it or its variations and let me know how did you find it.
And never throw away the seeds. Blend them with your juice and to make things better, pick those watermelons with not so blackish and hard seeds.
Enjoy the Indian summer!