Lemon Melon Drink

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Lemon Melon Drink is a combination of Melon fruit, Lemon Citrus fruit combined together with  jaggery for that enhanced sweet taste and a hint of cardamom powder is added for that extra fine flavor. This is a perfect summer drink, which helps to take care of fluid loss from our body which is caused due to scorching heat. This drink is tasty & healthy with fruity aroma, pulp and tangy-sweet taste; this is what you are offered in every sip that you gulp.

The Muskmelon or Cantaloupe, is a  summer fruit that helps to combat summer-heat, thus prevents from heat-related disorders during summer. There are different varieties of Muskmelon in terms of color and taste. Basically, Muskmelon is yellow-orange colored fruit with soft & succulent flesh and high in dietary fiber. It is rich fruit with excellent levels of beta-carotene, folic acid, potassium and vitamins C & A. The added Lemon juice in this drink; helps improving digestive system and also reduces summer heat effect in the body. 

In coming days - season will be hotter by the day; it is not only due to scorching sun and rising temperature but also due to heated political scene vis-a-vis  soon to be held Ganeral election. And I am sure ...this Lemon Melon Drink would keep you coooooool & refreshed!!

types of muskmelon

1. Muskmelon - 1 no.
2. Lemon - 1 1/2
3. Jaggery 3/4 cup (grated) (adjust according to the taste)
4. Water - 1 1/2 litre
5. Cardamom - 2 no.

Preparation Method:

1. Peel and discard the outer skin of the Muskmelon. Discard the seeds too. Chop them finely and keep aside.

2. Extract the juice out of 1 1/2 lemons. Powder the cardamoms too.

3. Add jaggery and cardamom powder to the water and allow it to completely dissolve.  Allow it to pass through the strainer and filter the impurities if present in the jaggery. 

4. In this jaggery water, mash the muskmelon into it. It can also be pureed in a blender and added too. Reserve some tiny pieces of the muskmelon and add the same to the jaggery water. 

5. Finally add the lemon juice to it. Mix thoroughly and keep them in the refrigerator. Serve chilled with some ice cubes.

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