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Rosemary Watermelon Juice

Rosemary Watermelon Juice.

As we head into summer and backyard BBQ’s, there’s a good chance we’ll find ourselves with half a watermelon taking up way too much space in the Frigidaire.  I did.  Water-melon.  Water.  Flavored water.  Do you see where I’m headed…

Rosemary Watermelon Juice

I took an average sized watermelon and cut half of it into glorious wedges.  Which were enjoyed by all.  The other half sat in my fridge for a few days until a decision was made.  We’re turning you into juice.  The rosemary idea came from Shelby.  Her new issue of Vegetarian Times had an article about pairing Watermelon & Rosemary.  I was sold.

Rosemary Watermelon Juice

This juice is super easy to make.  Cut the remaining half of a watermelon into chunks and blend until smooth.  Strain through a medium mesh sieve to remove some of the pulp.  Pour into a pitcher, add a sprig of fresh rosemary and allow to hang out in the fridge for a couple hours.  Delicious and so refreshing.

I infused the Watermelon Rosemary Juice with strawberries and kiwi (think sangria) to add another flavor dimension and took a jug full to the office to {Share the Love}.  They loved it.  I will never look at leftover watermelon as a burden again.  Just juice it up.

Rosemary Watermelon Juice
 
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Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • ½ a watermelon, cubed (about 8 cups of large cubes)
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig
  • 6 strawberries, hulled and quartered, optional
  • 2 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced, optional
Instructions
  1. Working in batches, blend the watermelon cubes until pureed. Pour liquid through a medium mesh strainer to remove some of the pulp.
  2. Pour the juice over the rosemary sprig and refrigerate for several hours.
  3. Add the strawberries and kiwi fruit for an additional flavor boost.
  4. Yields about 2 quarts of juice.

 

 

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