Watermelon Juice for the Purist

by Sala @ Veggie Belly on August 18, 2009

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Life doesn’t get simpler than this. Watermelon juice with nothing in it except….watermelon! I just cut up a seedless watermelon, removed the rind, put the fruit in a blender and then strained the juice out. Its even easier if you have a juicer; you don’t have to do the straining separately.

I decided not to add anything to the juice because it tasted fresh, fantastic, super fabulous all by itself.

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But here are some great additions to watermelon juice:

  • Sugar, honey or any other sweetener
  • A pinch of Indian black salt, which always pairs well with fruits
  • Lemon or lime juice
  • Lemon or lime zest
  • Mint
  • Basil
  • Alcohol (highly recommended!) – rum, tequilla or cahaca (my favorite)
  • A little club soda to make watermelon spritzer (thanks Aparna!)

You cant go wrong with mixing and matching any of the above.

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I served this watermelon juice, chilled, in mini flower vases with a sprig of mint.

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What will you add to watermelon juice?

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1 Sonu August 19, 2009 at 1:26 am

Mind blowing pics. A beautiful red color! I never have had tried watermelon juice with alcohol. Your ingredients can make a nice cocktail! :)

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Pics are so tempting. I’ll probably add some lemon juice, nice and refreshing.

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2 A&N August 19, 2009 at 8:25 am

I ditto Sonu about the pics :) You have a knack for this, don’t you! I’d love it with lemon juice, thank you ;)

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3 Chakh...le...Re!!! August 19, 2009 at 9:58 am

Heyyyyyyyyy!! I also did the exactly same thing and was about to post it!!
I also made pure watermelon juice !!
Your pictures look amazing.!!

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4 Soma August 19, 2009 at 10:03 am

Look at that color!! We do the honey, mint & of course all the 3 alcohols you mentioned:-) last weekend hubby mixed in some orange juice & pineapple with rum with the red.. it was some good sipping.

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5 DK August 19, 2009 at 12:08 pm

There is nothing like simplicity! I make watermelon juice all by itself too – most of the time don’t even see the need to add water since it has all the liquid I need! And if the watermelon is sweet enough – no sweeteners either :)

excellent and refreshing photos and drink sala :)

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6 Mari at Once Upon a Plate August 19, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Sala! You do it everytime ~ you make me want whatever you are cooking/preparing!!
Your photos are over-the-top fantastic! Very appealing ~ you are so very gifted. I’m glad
you share your talent with us. :) Lucky us! xo

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7 yasmeen August 19, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Mint please.Luscious red color,that must have one super ripe melon,sweet :D

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8 Rosa August 19, 2009 at 5:45 pm

That juice looks so good and refreshing! What pretty shots!

Cheers,

Rosa

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9 a2zvegetariancuisine August 19, 2009 at 11:43 pm

Lovely pics, i would love this with lemon, salt and pepper.

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10 shaz August 20, 2009 at 6:39 am

How gloriously red that juice is (I sound like Yoda) – awesome photos! I’ll have mine with vodka thanks :)

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11 Olga August 20, 2009 at 10:28 am

Super pretty! I think I would have just drank the entire watermelon slush without straining it.

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12 Joie de vivre August 20, 2009 at 10:43 am

Beautiful pictures! What a great idea for watermelon!

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13 mandira August 20, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Love the pics! Stunning :)

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14 TBC August 20, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Oh, how beautiful is that!!! and what a lovely idea to serve them in those cute flower vases! :-)

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15 Cindy dg August 20, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Wow, that looks awesome, I bet it is beyond refreshing!!
Cindy

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16 Ale August 21, 2009 at 11:07 am

you make the simplest of recipes sound delicious, sala ! and who would have thought of sipping off a mini flower vase!!! i’ve tried watermelon juice with kaffir lime leaves (which play a key role in thai cooking) and it turned out good…the straining can be a pain though (i used a smoothie maker). my other favourite combos would be papaya with mint & ginger, apple with cinnamon and banana with oats :)

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17 Sophia August 22, 2009 at 12:46 am

awesome! you take the best pictures. I’m definitley trying this…esp since I can’t finish a whole watermelon by myself now! Genius!

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18 Trevor August 22, 2009 at 1:19 am

Great pics of watermelon juice. I just blogged about a watermelon martini here but I LOVE the idea of mixing this with basil, especially in a cocktail! http://www.sisboomblog.com/2009/08/summer-cocktail-series-watermelon.html

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19 nags August 22, 2009 at 11:28 pm

I bought black salt from Bombay last week! Can’t wait to try it in drinks!

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20 Vijitha Shyam August 23, 2009 at 2:50 am

Brillaintly red watermelon juice. Looks soo good Sala.

I generally add lemon juice and mint leaves to it. Refreshingly good!

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21 Jacqueline August 23, 2009 at 6:03 am

It is such a delicious fruit you wouldn’t need anything else and such a gorgeous colour too! I think If I were to add anything, I would add a sprinkle of ground ginger.

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22 peabody August 24, 2009 at 12:23 am

What a wonderful color. You know I own a juicer and have never juiced watermelon.

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23 Hélène August 29, 2009 at 8:24 pm

I have a big watermelon in the fridge. I should try this. Thanks!

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24 mustardseed October 29, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Lovely color and beautiful presentation! I love the idea of serving in the small vases!

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