Budget Christmas recipe ideas

WATERMELON AND CRANBERRY COCKTAIL
Preparation time: 30 mins
Cooking time: nil
Serves 6

Ingredients
½ small (about 1.6kg)seedless watermelon,peeled
3 cups cranberry juice,chilled
3 cups lemonade, chilled
1 cup fresh mint leaves
2 cups ice cubes, to serve

Method
1 Cut watermelon into 1.5cm-thick slices. Using a small star-shaped biscuit cutter, cut stars from watermelon.
2 Put ½ the watermelon stars and any remaining watermelon in a food processor or blender. Process until pureed. Push through a fine sieve into a large bowl. You should have about 1½ cups of liquid. Discard solids.
3 Pour cranberry juice, lemonade and watermelon juice into a punchbowl or 2 large serving jugs. Stir until combined. Add watermelon stars, mint leaves and ice. Serve.

Photo by Andre Martin | Better Homes and Gardens Christmas 2011 Dec 13, 2011

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6 Comments

  1. Deanna12:02am Monday 24th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Yeah, I'm with you JC... does anybody really think about what they write on here, Gobeldygook.. Looks a nice recipe though.

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  2. JC06:07pm Sunday 23rd December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Are you kidding me? Did anyone think about the instructions before they wrote & published them. Cut the whole watermelon into star & then blend half of them!!!!! Here's a suggestion for correct instructions make stars from half & blend the remaining. 1 Cut watermelon into 1.5cm-thick slices. Using a small star-shaped biscuit cutter, cut stars from 1/2 the watermelon. 2 Put the remaining watermelon in a food processor or blender. Process until pureed. Push through a fine sieve into a large bowl. You should have about 1½ cups of liquid. Discard solids.

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  3. dinkumdavid09:19pm Sunday 16th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    It is a pity that we cannot comment on REAL NEWS. The Yahoo "dumbing-down" factor!!!!

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  4. dinkumdavid09:19pm Sunday 16th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    It is a pity that we cannot comment on REAL NEWS. The Yahoo "dumbing-down" factor!!!!

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  5. The Skud08:17pm Sunday 16th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    For a start, why not just get a bigger watermelon so you get some spare stars? They can be frozen for use the next day.

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  6. Glib10:00am Sunday 16th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    So..what's your budget?

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