Summer Fun Day
Written By David Edessa
Summer Fun Day! Just in time for Sunday Fun day!!!
Watermelon & Strawberry Juice recipe (non-alcoholic Agua Fresca):
- 1 lbs. Strawberry
- 3 cups Watermelon
- 3 oz. Fresh lemon juice
- 2-3 cups of drinking water.
- 4 tbl. Organic Honey (I like to warm honey…. Not hot)
- 1 tsp. Sea Salt
To make watermelon & strawberry juice we have to prep the fruit.
Heating the watermelon draws out more of the flavor and juice. Cut the rinds off the watermelons. Slice the flesh into small chunks. Blend the chunks until the watermelon becomes mushy. Pour through a sieve into a saucepan. Press down using a wooden spoon to release the most juice. Mix the juice with honey. Turn the heat on medium-low. Heat to reduce to a desired thickness, stirring frequently. Make sure that the mixture never comes to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour into a container and chill until cold.
Wash and remove the leaves from the strawberries. Then slice the strawberries in halves and store in refrigerator. If you freeze the strawberries you can create a smoothies effect.
When ready to serve, place the strawberries, watermelon mix, lemon juice, water, and salt into blender. Blend the mixture for about one minute when you reach a nice juice thickness. Serve immediately over ice as non-alcoholic beverage or if refrigerated before make sure to stir vigorously before serving.
If juice mix is not sweet enough, warm up a little more honey and stir in (not hot).
As a mixer for a cocktail this is an awesome refreshing drink.
Also, a greet replacement to your mimosas by substituting the orange juice with the Agua Fresca and combining it with your favorite
Watermelon Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail:
- 2 oz. Silver Rum
- 2 oz. Pink Lemonade
- 4 oz. Agua Fresca (strawberry & watermelon)
Fill a tall glass with ice and build your drink with all the ingredients starting with the Rhum and ending with the Agua Fresca. Pour all the contents from the glass into a shaker and shake at least 10 times. Return the contents from the shaker to the glass. Garnish with a mint leaf or lemon wheel and serve.
Strawberry & Watermelon Coddler Cocktail:
- 1¼ oz. Vodka
- 5 oz. Agua Fresca (strawberry & watermelon)
Fill a high ball glass with ice and build your drink with all the ingredients starting with the vodka and ending with the Agua Fresca. Pour all the contents from the glass into a shaker and shake at least 10 times. Return the contents from the shaker to the glass. Garnish with lime wheel and serve.
Strawberry & Watermelon Margarita:
- 1½ oz. Silver Tequila
- ½ oz. Triple Sec
- ½ oz. Fresh Orange Juice
- 4 oz. Margarita Mix
Fill a tall glass with ice and build your drink with all the ingredients starting with the tequila and ending with the Agua Fresca. Pour all the contents from the glass into a blender and blend for at least 30 seconds. Pour the contents from the blender to a glass that has been rimmed with the sugar & salt mix. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.
Place lime juice in a shallow dish. On a second dish add a mix of equal parts powdered sugar and kosher salt. Invert a glass and dip the rim in the lime juice. Immediately dip in the sugar & salt mix to coat the rim.
Whenever using an electric blender to crush or make a cocktail with ice always check the manufacture manual to verify that you can without damaging your blender.
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