The summery flavour of ripe red watermelon goes wonderfully well with the fresh, clean, lemony taste of gin. The seed-free section in the middle of a melon is the sweetest, so if you’re cutting pieces for a garnish use this part.
½ very ripe watermelon, well chilled
sprigs of fresh mint and watermelon triangles, to garnish
Cut the watermelon in half and remove the rind and seeds. Whizz the flesh in a food processor. If the mixture is too thick, add water.
Pour into a jug/pitcher, stir in the gin and serve in small glasses with plenty of crushed ice, a sprig of mint and a melon triangle.
Mix It Up
Cantaloupe melon can be used in place of watermelon – due to its firmer texture whizz for slightly longer in the food processor. Lovely with a dash of elderflower liqueur.