It's hot today! So watermelon limeade should hit the spot. I was tempted by this recipe in last month's Epicurious by Emeril Lagasse http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/watermelon-limeade?mbid=nl_fig_010_07072016_Daily&CNDID=43579668 and then had some new ideas.
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1quart watermelon juice (1 small watermelon- made about 1 .5 quarts of watermelon juice)
1 cup lime juice
1/2 inch grated ginger
Agave nectar- to taste
crystallized ginger pieces
tequila for later in the day
Cut watermelon into about 1 inch squares and place in blender a batch at a time. Use fine mesh strainer over a bowl to separate the pulp. Grate about a half inch of a piece of ginger. Add the lime juice and the ginger to the watermelon juice and stir. Add the Agave nectar (or sugar) to taste. I used less than 1/4 cup for the whole batch. Choose a glass; add ice and rub the rim with a lime slice. Then rub the rim a second time with the crystallized ginger. Pour the limeade into the glass. Add sparkling water for daytime or a shot of tequila at 5 o'clock!