Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits, maybe immediately after bananas. Hehe… I love them simply chopped up, mashed up this way or as a form of milkshake. Another way I have discovered that I love having it is in the form of a lemonade, but in a little “hatke” manner. Today’s is the second recipe in the second three-back-to-back lemonade/limeade recipes just apt for the heat.
Just like the Peanut Butter Cake recipe, this is a combination I have been making since long but never had a chance to get it to the blog. The click I had taken just once was so crappy that I didn’t want it on the blog. Ramadan is usually a time we stock up of rose syrup, since rose milk is in a lot of demand during Iftar, and there will always be some leftover falling into after the month. The combination of the watermelon and rose syrup gives the drink a pretty deep red color and the lime adds all the punch it needs. If you do have rose syrup in your pantry, then do try this combination. If you do not have it, then a nice douse of rose water would give the needed rose flavoring in the limeade. Do try this combination and let me know if you like it!
I am feeling a little sad looking at the background. During the quarantine, we had built up a little garden in our balcony. As of now, almost everything has died including the curry leaves you can see. It has been super hot and it has been difficult to keep it running in our balcony, provided by how lazy we used to get once back home to water them, etc. etc. As of now, we just have one big plant which is surviving, a sprouted mango tree and a banana tree, but how long they will stay, Allah knows… I wish I had some green fingers… Love beautiful gardens but can’t take care of them…
- 1 kg watermelon, peeled and chopped
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 3 limes, juice extracted
- 2 tbsp rose syrup
- 2 cups ice cold water
- Ice for serving
- Add the watermelon into a blender and blend till smooth adding very little water. Strain the mixture.
- Add the strained melon juice into the blender and add the remaining ingredients except ice. Blend till done.
- Pour into glasses, add ice if required and serve immediately.