What is the origin of the watermelon lemonade?
The watermelon lemonade is a reasonably refreshing drink that commonly prepared on the coast, precisely in the city of Barranquilla, there it is usually served in various ice cream parlors, restaurants, or in street places.
This lemonade plays a significant role in the carnivals of this city because, amid joy, colors, aromas, and heat, people choose to look for vendors who offer it, to delight themselves while enjoying the holidays.
What makes this lemonade special?
The patilla or watermelon is very fresh fruit, rich in water and very healthy; Usually, people consume it in small portions that cut into triangles, they also get used to making milkshakes, ice cream, slushies or desserts.
In this recipe, we will mainly use the patilla to make the famous Patillazo; its flavor intensified by adding small pieces of crushed ice and lemon juice, which gives it an acidic touch that blends perfectly with the sweet taste of the watermelon.
What should be taken into account to make the drink?
To make this lemonade, you must take into account that the watermelon is ripe. For this, you can verify its weight; a ripe watermelon, inside it, made up of 90% water, which increases its pressure, compared to the same sizes that weigh less and are still green.
Another way of knowing its maturity is that a yellowish circle appears below.
How to make Watermelon Lemonade or Patillazo?
It is also essential to keep in mind that if the fruit is sweet, it is not necessary to add any sweetener, so as not to alter its delicious flavor.Español
- 200 gr of watermelon
- 1 lemon
- ½ liter of water
- Cut the watermelon into pieces, remove the seeds and liquefy along with the water and ice.
- Empty in a jar and add the lemon juice and stir.
- Add more ice if you wish.