Watermelon licuado (watermelon cooler)

Cool and refreshing, this fruity thirst-quencher from Gino D`Acampo makes a great drink to complement Mexican-style meals
By Gino D'Acampo
Watermelon licuado (watermelon cooler)
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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 1 watermelon
  • 1 litres chilled water
  • 2 limes, juice
  • honey, to taste
  • ice cubes, to serve


1. Peel the watermelon, cut the flesh into chunks and discard any seeds.

2. Tip the chunks into a large bowl - pour over the chilled water and leave to stand for 10 minutes.

3. Spoon the mixture into a large sieve set over a bowl. Using a wooden spoon, gently push the fruit through the sieve to extract all the liquid.

4. Stir in the lime juice and sweeten with honey to taste.

5. Pour into a jug, add a generous handful of ice cubes and stir to mix. Serve in tumblers.

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