Thursday, July 15, 2010
Thirsty Thursday Duo-Watermelon Ginger Limeade and Iced Cappuccino Deluxe
Watermelon Ginger Limeade
8 cups chopped fresh watermelon, with or without seeds
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and finely minced
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
Place chopped watermelon in a colander over a large measuring cup. Using a potato masher, crush watermelon until juice is extracted. Discard pulp. You should have about 4 cups watermelon juice. Set aside to chill in the refrigerator.
In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water and fresh ginger to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature, then cover and chill in the refrigerator. Combine watermelon juice, ginger syrup and lime juice in a pitcher. Pour over ice and garnish with watermelon wedges. Makes 8 tall glasses. Original recipe here.
Just as I love ginger, I love espresso and coffee liqueur. What a great cooler for summer and you still get your cup of coffee kicked up with a notch with Tia Maria. This is a perfect pick-me-up drink for mid-morning or late afternoon. Vibi explains to us in her post that a "barista" is basically a coffee bartender, but very skilled in the preparation of coffee, a professional coffee sommelier.
You can find the recipe for the Iced Cappuccino Deluxe at LaCasseroleCarree. Thanks to Vibi, as usual for her innovative drinks and top-notch photos. See you next Thursday for another round of delectable libations.
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