Watermelon Rose Lemonade.
When we long for cool drinks in summers, we usually make home-made drinks like these rather than falling prey to store-bought sugary sodas. This one is so quick and refreshing and sure a summer delight.
I use rose syrup instead of sugar to make this, but replace that with sweetener of choice and in the desired quantity. Since the watermelon is sweet too, you wouldn’t need too much sweetener in this.
How to make this –
Ingredients – Makes 1 litre.
4 cups (1 ltr) watermelon juice – freshly squeezed
3 tbsps rose syrup
1.5 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup mint leaves
2 tsp rock salt
3 tsp roasted cumin powder
1 tsp black pepper – preferably freshly ground
In a mortal pestle, muddle together mint leaves, rose syrup, salt, cumin and black pepper.
Mix in the juice well. Taste and adjust flavours.
Let it sit in the refrigerator for 15 mins to chill.
Serve with garnish of mint leaves and watermelon chunks.
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