The heat has finally arrived with a bang. At such times, what helps us to endure the hot weather are fresh clothes, slippers and lots of refreshments. Yesterday in the afternoon, when I got home, I decided to have a cold watermelon and raspberry fresh water to cool myself.
600g peeled and seeded watermelon
4 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons yellow sugar
1L cold water
1. Crush the watermelon with the raspberries, lemon juice and sugar.
2. Pour this liquid into a jar and add the water. Stir well.
3. Add the mint leaves and the ice and it is ready to serve.
It really refreshes oneself when it is served very cold on a hot summer day!
[ Originally published in Portuguese as Água fresca de melancia e framboesas ]