Watermelon soda | A Cheesemonger's Daughter
Naturally and mildly sweet, fresh watermelon juice topped with seltzer and garnished with mint–it can’t be beat on a hot summer day.

prep + total 15 mins | serves 4


  • 2 cups/500ml watermelon juice
  • seltzer
  • juice of half a lime
  • mint for garnish

the how-tos

  1. To juice the watermelon, cut it into chucks and whiz in a blender or food processor. (Start with about a quarter of a watermelon but based on size you may have to add more to the blender.)
  2. Lay a piece of cheesecloth over a measuring cup or tall glass and carefully pour the blended watermelon through the cheesecloth from the blender.
  3. Squeeze the cheesecloth to get all the juice out of the pulp, discarding the pulp into the compost or trash as you go.
  4. Add the fresh juice to a glass and top off with seltzer. This can be done completely on taste. I did pretty equal parts of juice to seltzer.
  5. Garnish with fresh mint or a slice of lime.

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