One of the exciting things about the natural juices hitting the market is the cold-pressed freshness they bring to the table. I'm a huge fan of cold pressed because let's face it - heat changes the taste of fruit. Heat is the reason I was in my 30's before I would touch pineapple. Why? Because the only way I had pineapple in my entire childhood and teens was heat processed 'canned' or someone would bake pineapple rings into their cakes or bars. Having never had it fresh, I was ruined for years before I caved, and? FELL IN LOVE. Blueberries, strawberries, mango, oranges, etc. Add heat and it completely changes the game.
I was given the chance to try the new WTRMLN WTR drink in exchange for my honest review by the awesome people that produce it. You can check their website out here: WTRMLNWTR or their Facebook page.
If you love watermelon... I think this drink is for you. It's pure watermelon goodness and nothing added besides a little splash of lemon! No added water. No added sugars. No added... anything!
I found it to be fresh and pure tasting. Perfect over ice on a hot day. But since I had enough bottles to share... I did!
I'm going to add another adult drink to the mix. A recipe adapted from an original recipe in Coastal Living a few years ago, it originally was a more labor intensive recipe involving chopping, and pureeing watermelon and rind - WTRMLN WTR takes the work out of it and gets the pitcher to the table faster!
Watermelon Jalapeno Margaritas
4 bottles WTRMLN WTR
3/4 cups silver tequila
1/2 cup Triple Sec
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup simple syrup
1 to 2 jalapeño peppers, thinly sliced
Garnishes: fresh jalapeño slices, watermelon wedges
Combine WTRMLN WTR, tequila, and next 4 ingredients in a large pitcher. Cover and chill 1 hour. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.
I'm also going to let you in on a secret shortcut to another recipe of mine - use a few bottles of WTRMLN WTR in place of the work involved to chop and puree the watermelon used in my Watermelon BBQ Sauce. You can find WTRMLN WTR at your local grocer for about $3.99 a bottle. Look for it in the fresh fruit and vegetable department next to the cold juices!