watermelon juice

I think the thing I miss the most about living in Sydney is the hot summers, spent with days lazing on the beach (my favourite: Clovelly), then heading home to enjoy the balmy sunset on the balcony with a freshly squeezed chilled watermelon juice in one hand (vodka, rum, tequila optional but highly recommended). Now that I think about it, I also miss the food, the seafood, the culture, all the beaches, the weather and of course, all of my friends.

Stop it Cat, you’re making me homesick.

Anyway, having now spent the better part of two summers in London, I’ve finally accepted that this is as good as it gets. So in an act of embracement like no other, I blended myself a watermelon juice and with predicted sunshine and a  high of 24 degrees today, I toasted the London summer.


Fresh watermelon juice
Watermelon, sliced and cubed
Optional alcohol – vodka, rum or tequila, or whatever you like!
Ice cubes
  1. Slice watermelon and chop into small cubes, removing seeds.
  2. Place watermelon in a blender with ice cubes and blend until desired consistency is achieved (my choice: chunky).
  3. If you like it smooth, run the juice through a strainer to remove chunks.
  4. Add a shot of alcohol.
  5. Chill.
  6. Garnish with mint, lime or a watermelon slice to serve.

8 Thoughts on “cheers to London summer: chilled watermelon juice

  1. Bec Lee on July 26, 2009 at 11:20 am said:

    We miss you too 🙂 Keep up the great writing… When does the book come out? Love ya!

  2. Looks absolutely delicious, I made something similar recently with basil, raspberries and watermelon. I was amazed how the combination of basil and watermelon was. I highly recommend it!

  3. Bec: I miss you too! When you coming to see me? 🙂

    Katerina: Yeh it’s fun to play with herbs and stuff – I love pineapple and mint juice, really good! Will try basil, raspberry and watermelon soon, gotta make use of this ‘summer’ anyway!

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  5. Thanks Ben, I’ll go have a look-see at your website 🙂

  6. Wow..I like this drink. I’ll make it today..


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  8. Mmmm nothing beats a summer like a good old watermelon juice. 🙂 Not attempted alcohol in it yet. I suppose it can end up being a great tasting cocktail that way. Thanks! 🙂

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