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Watermelon slush – Say goodbye cheers to Lebanon summer days

watermelon slushOur vacation has come to an end, it’s time to pack  and go back to Doha!

I became so damn professional in packing, i can fit a whole house in my bag! It became as easy as drinking watermelon 😉

A perfect watermelon slush to beat the heat and say goodbye cheers to beautiful summer that brought  me a lot.

watermelon slushThis refreshing drink comes together in just 5 minutes. All you need is:

  • 3 cups diced seedless watermelon (or almost 500g)
  • 1 cup ice (7-8 ice cubes)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • one lime juice optional

Place watermelon, ice, sugar and lime (optional) in a blender and blend until smooth. This quantity serves 4 cups.

watermelon slush

You can replace the lime with lemon, it also works and gives the tanginess you need in your drink, or keep it simple and sweet as is without any addition.

To booze it up, add vodka and enjoy!

watermelon slushThere is another way of making this slush, if you have time, by putting the seedless diced watermelon in freezer a day ahead or overnight. This way you eliminate using ice cubes, you only blend the watermelon, sugar and lime (optional) until smooth! I like this method, the flavor turns out stronger!

watermelon slushWatermelon is in season now, you find plenty everywhere you go. Now i find a way whenever i have extra in the fridge, how to make use of them and enjoy.

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How to jazz up your drink with floral ice cubes – DIY-

floral ice cubes

Freezing edible flowers in ice cubes liven up your drink. It’s a cool way to celebrate the flowers charm. If you have a special guests or you just want to spoil your family and friends, it is a must do. You will wow them for sure, and they will talk about this festive presentation for sometime!

floral ice cubes

Very simple to do, taking into consideration some small tips;

  • for clear ice, use distilled water that has been boiled and then cooled. This avoids impurities and air bubbles, which make ice cloudy.

floral ice cubes

floral ice cubes

  • make sure to use edible flowers such as: rose, lavender, lilac, violet, tulip, orchid, pansy, jasmine, orange blossom, lemon blossom, marigold, chrysanthemum, hibiscus, chamomile, gardenia, sunflower, thyme, rosemary, mint, marjoram, hibiscus, fennel, dill, coriander, chives, chicory, basil and sage.

floral ice cubes

  • if you don’t want the flowers to float to the top of the water, fill the water half way up, add the flowers, freeze, then cover the flowers with more water and freeze again. This will ensure they are completely within the ice cube. But i still like the flowers poking out from the cube!

floral ice cubes

floral ice cubes

  • Use an ice tray that makes large cubes so the ice will last longer and the flowers are more visible.

Even a simple glass of water would look cheerful with these attractive ice cubes! Beat the heat with fun and simple ideas (especially Doha heat, almost 45°C now with high humidity).

floral ice cubes

People used to dry meaningful flowers to save them, now you can freeze them to be used in drinks. By the way these are the flowers from our wedding anniversary bouquet!

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