Monday, 8 June 2009

Lemon Watermelon Refresher


Yes there is a wink in this post because this amazing lemon watermelon juice has a twist...if you so fancy!

Firstly, Charlotte and I are officially long distance as you might be able to tell and boy does it feel weird. Moving back to New York has been quite an adjustment... Man you forget how fast these New Yorkers do things...and all of sudden I realize just how much that village in Scotland (which I had lived in for four years) had slowed me down. While I have been digesting all this I have also been reading Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. This book is not only super cute (and will be reviewed soon) but also serves as a wonderful reminder that there is nothing wrong with slowing down. What are we in such a rush for? And I am proud to say that EVEN New Yorkers slow down in the summer...and boy did I slow my parents down when I transformed this this innocent lemon watermelon juice into a gin cocktail for them!

So my mom bought a massive watermelon for my brother but somehow we could not eat it all, so out come our juicer and into went some huge watermelon junks. Man-o-man is watermelon juice unbelievably refreshing on a hot summer day. I thought to squeeze some lemons into the juice because one I love love love lemons and two sumer feels like the time to eat/drink/mix/squeeze them into everything. I shook up this mixture with some mint over ice and poured into a chilled martini class! I drank mine virgin but the rents sipped theirs with gin. I test-tasted and both were wonderful!

Lemon Watermelon (Gin) Summer refresher
1-2 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice
2-3 tablespoons of gin (depending on how strong you like your drinks, or leave out all together) 1 martini glass full of fresh squeezed watermelon juice
some fresh mint leaves
ice and a shaker

Drink responsible and have FUN ;)

Jacqueline xx


  1. Jacqui this looks a.m.a.z.i.n.g! Very excited to try it! xxx

  2. Graduation week tasting session??!