Watermelon Cooler

You must have noticed that I am a part of a lovely group called Saturday Snapshots. My earlier posts can be seen here. This time, Shweta gave us a theme of “Holding Food”, where we were supposed to snap pictures with a human element. Since it was a really interesting theme, I decided to click last Saturday. I had initially thought I would rope in HD to do the shoot for me and I wanted to do a shoot in the morning, for better lighting, of course! But as expected, I couldn’t get him to do it for me as he was busy with his schedule. That is when I asked B if he could do it for me.


B: “Why do want me to pose for you?” (Surprised look)
Me: “Nothing, I just want you to hold the cup for me, only your hand will be pictured.”
B: “Yeah, and you put the picture up on Facebook and get all the likes for my hands!” (Grins)


Darn! Brothers will be always brothers… after a lot of prodding, finally he gave in. Then I had to think what to give him to hold. That is when I thought of this drink. I had bought a large watermelon thanks to Azza, however it was not sweet at all and now she doesn’t want to even look at it. Pulled up all I could find in the fridge and this was just a real refresher! Though it is winter here, the afternoons are warm and it was apt for hot afternoon that we were enduring then… Off to the recipe…


PinSending this snap off to Saturday Snapshot #8…Β I felt he was holding the mug as though holding a dumpbell… Hehe… I personally thought it was good for a start. The snap was taken in the afternoon with light source coming from the hand side. Sireesha and Shweta both commented that the hand was more prominent than the food itself, however the background and the food was in perfect sync! I got the point… He was in such a hurry that I didn’t even think about taking the picture with the light source coming from the glass side… InShaAllah, hopefully in the future pictures, I will try to put up a better attempt… πŸ™‚


Did you guys like it? How do you rate my photography these days? Would love to know… I know it keeps see-sawing between good, bad and ugly but I am trying my level best… or I think so… πŸ™‚



Watermelon Cooler

Course Drinks
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda


  • 3 cups chopped watermelon
  • 1 inch pc ginger peeled
  • 1 lime juice extracted
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp sugar


  • Put all into a blender and blitz until smooth. Serve immediately.


I didn't strain the juice so enjoyed the bites. If you don't like them, then strain them.
Skip the sugar if the watermelon is sweet enough.

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  1. Refreshing watermelon cooler……. This snap shot is beautiful….I mean the second one…. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  2. I love the 2nd snap shot. beautiful. Watermelon cooler…really refreshing.

    1. Thank you so much Jyothi…

  3. Love the watermelon cooler.Your photos are improving day by day.

    1. Thank you so much Hiba…

  4. Refreshing cooler. My other half wouldn't come close anything I do about blogging. Only thing he say "have your taken the picture because I want to eat".

    1. It is the same case at my home too, HD is least bothered about the pictures… hehe… thanks a lot dear…

  5. Refreshing watermelon cooler

    1. Thanks a lot Magee…

    1. Thanks a lot Shobana…

  6. That is a beautiful pic Rafee bro's T-shirt green is sooo pleasing . Inni adu Rafee eduthu vecho kodukanda food pics innu bg ayittu use cheyam. Dont show this comment to him :)))

    1. His T-shirt is actually yellow! I guess it's the light or maybe the adjustments I did in the picture that makes it appear green. πŸ™‚ He wouldn't dare give that T now to me… hehe… thanks a lot Meena…

  7. Healthy drink and love your 2nd photo too…

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  8. Refreshing one Rafee…that green is so pleasing

    1. Thank you so much Shaami… it is yellow, actually! πŸ™‚

  9. lovely click,Rafee..great that u got a hand and refreshing drink as well !!

    1. So difficult to land up with one! Hehe… thanks a lot Julie…

    1. Thanks a lot Kalpana…

  10. Such a refreshing and healthy watermelon cooler.. Love the addition of mint and ginger..

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

  11. Refreshing drink. With added ginger and mint u have transformed a normal drink to another level.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

  12. Thats a lovely shot rafeeYet to post the pic i got.Did u use the lime juice or whole lime ?

    1. I have updated the post, Sathya… it is the juice squeezed out. Thanks a lot for noticing it dear…

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