During summer, melons are at their best. And to beat the heat of summers, nothing cools as much as the chilled melon salad, soup or drink. But when showers happen, thirst for something cold gives way to something hot. This watermelon drink is hot and spicy and just right for the Monthly Mingle Event, hosted by Chew On That.
This is my first submission for Meeta's Monthly Mingle. I look forward to it in the future too. Its a great idea to unite with other food bloggers and share recipes.
Watermelon Drink is an easy drink to make. Although I have made a hot watermelon drink. If you want to have it cold, you can chill it for few hours.
2 small ginger roots
2 cinnamon sticks
6 cup watermelon cubes (seeded)
1 cup water
5 cup sugar
3 lemon slices
1/2 teaspoon salt
* Place ginger, cloves, and cinnamon sticks in a double layer of cheesecloth. Tie ends into a spice bag. Set aside.
* Peel the dark green skin. Coarsely chop watermelon and place in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Process until the watermelon reaches the consistency of coarse
* Place processed watermelon and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer about 30 minutes, until watermelon is soft.
* Add spice bag, sugar, lemon, and salt to the watermelon. Simmer and cook for an hour, .
* Pour into glasses.