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Jul 5, 2007 11:10 AM

Uses for watermelon juice?

While making fruit salad for a picnic, I decided I didn't want to cut around the seeds, so I juiced that section. I have 3 cups of juice.

The thing is I don't like watermelon aqua fresca or watermelon juice. Maybe there is something like a herb or flavoring that would change the flavor like watermelon - lime aqua fresca. Something to punch it up ... speaking of which ... any liquor have an affinity for watermelon juice ... has to have flavor ... not vodka ... that doesn't change the flavor.

I'm thinking actually of making fresh watermelon jello ... but same thing ... anything I can add to, uh, kick up the flavor.

Anything else to do with watermelon juice? I'm not at all into cold fruit soups so that is not something I'd make.

How long will watermelon juice keep?

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  1. I like the idea of the watermelon-lime combination. I'd try watermelon and pineapple as well.
    If you're going for alcoholic, how about coconut rum?
    I'm not a big fan of the juice either. Almost too cloyingly sweet.

    1. freeze and use in smoothies or frozen drinks maybe?

      1. watermelon gin and tonic with mint....yum! Or freeze it for a bit and make a watermelon margarita.

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        1. re: tochipotle

          Makes me think that a watermelon mojito may be darn good too.

        2. If you have a toddler around (I have a 16 month old and recently did this) put 2 ounces in a sippy cup and then fill it with 5-6oz of water. My DD loved it----probably because we never give her juice. I know that's probably not what you had in mind but maybe someone will try it/

          1. Lime & Piquin Peppers could make it interesting... otherwise Mint or Basil in sorbet?