Non-Alcoholic Delicious Rose + Mint Watermelonade
I’m such a sucker for pink.
Pink colored cakes and pastries in particular. There’s something about the color that makes you want to consume it more. I think it reminds your brain of tasty, sweet strawberry and cherry flavors. I loved it as a kid and I still love it today.
But I’m also a big fan of pink colored drinks!
It’s such a joyful, funky color that effortlessly conveys fun and happiness.
And whenever I see a pink drink, I just have to try it out. I’ve got a sweet tooth and I just know that drink is gonna be scrumptious if it’s pink.
To make 2 litres (5-6 glasses):
- One whole, large watermelon
- 250ml of water
- 6 heaped teaspoons of dried rose buds (tea shops sell these)
- Fresh mint
No sugar is needed because watermelon is so incredibly sweet already but you can add some if you wish.
1. Wash the watermelon well
2. Boil 200ml of water. Add 4 heaped teaspoons of rose buds to a mug and pour the boiling water over them. Cover the mug with a plate and allow to brew for 7-8 minutes.
3. Once the rose buds have have finished brewing, pass it through a fine sieve to remove the roses and any little bits.
4. Then, pour it into a wide, shallow bowl to allow it to cool quickly.
5. Cut the watermelon in half and cut it up into smaller pieces. It doesn’t matter how small as it’s all going into the blender anyway.
6. Pick out as many seeds as possible. Some watermelons have far more seeds than others so this step may take a little while. There’s no need to scoop over every single seed because you’ll be there all day! They’ll come out when you pour the mixture through a sieve.
7. Add the watermelon to a blender and if the rose liquid tea is cool, add that into the blender also.
8. Blend until it’s all liquid.
9. Then pass the mixture through a fine sieve to remove any seed bits etc. You will notice quite a thick gunk will be left in the sieve.
10. Pour into your favorite glass and add plenty of ice or, if you don’t like ice, just pop it in the fridge to cool for an hour or so.
11. Add plenty of fresh, preferably organic, mint and stir. If you really enjoy the taste of mint, (it goes fabulously well with watermelon), gently squeeze it against the side of the glass to release more of the flavor.