This is refreshing and just the perfect party drink in summer. It really is a festive Christmas cocktail.
The watermelon puree can be made up to one day ahead. Keep, covered, in the fridge. You can replace the grenadine with a good quality raspberry cordial, if preferred.
Now I have given you two methods to make it, with pulp or without pulp. If you make it without pulp the colour of the cocktail will look like the bottom of the cocktail above. I actually make it with pulp, as you can't even taste the pulp and I don't mind the frothy part as it still tastes good and it means it's faster to make. You decide what you prefer.
You can also double the recipe and just make it in a large jug for parties.
This is a fun, simple Christmas party drink, perfect on a hot summers day.
Serves 2-4, depends on glass size
1kg piece seedless watermelon, chilled
½ cup orange-flavoured liqueur
1 tablespoon grenadine
2 teaspoons lime juice
4 cups crushed ice
Small watermelon wedges, to serve
Lime wedge, to serve
Method 1-No Pulp: Cut rind from watermelon and discard. Chop watermelon into pieces. You need 600g (about 4 cups). Place in a blender. Blend until pureed. Strain through a sieve into a large jug to give 2 cups watermelon juice. Discard pulp.
Add liqueur, grenadine and lime juice to watermelon puree. Stir well.
Just before serving, place 1 cup crushed ice in each glass (1 cup-capacity) Divide watermelon mixture over the ice. Decorate with small wedges of watermelon.
Method 2: With Pulp: Cut rind from watermelon and discard. Chop watermelon into pieces. You need 600g (about 4 cups). Place in a blender. Blend until pureed.
Add liqueur, grenadine and lime juice and ice to watermelon puree. Blend until the ice is crushed.
Divide watermelon mixture into your serving glasses. Decorate with small wedges of watermelon and lime.
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