Watermelon & orange blossom lemonade

This refreshing mix of fresh fruit and delicate orange blossom water makes a sophisticated soft drink to serve at a dinner party

  • Prep:10 mins
    No cook
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 225
  • fat 1g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 49g
  • sugars 43g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 4g
  • salt 0.1g

Ingredients

  • ½ watermelon (about 2½ kg/5lb 8oz unprepared weight, or 1.3kg/3lb, deseeded flesh only)
  • 4-6 tsp golden caster sugar, or to taste
  • juice 2-3 lemons
  • 2 tsp orange blossom water
  • crushed ice, to serve

Tip

Orange blossom water

This is my favourite, as the smell reminds me of being at my grandmother’s house when I was little. It’s made by distilling the blossoms of sour orange trees and it lends a delicate flavour to pastries, syrups and drinks. It can be pretty strong so use sparingly at first, adding it little by little. 

MPU 2

Method

  1. Cut up the watermelon and remove the skin and most of the seeds. Put in a food processor with the sugar, lemon juice and orange blossom water and blitz together, adding more sugar to taste.

  2. Strain through a sieve to remove the remaining seeds, then pour into a jug. Add a few spoonfuls of crushed ice, pour into glasses, and serve.

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