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07 September 2012

Watermelon Pearls in Limoncello

August has gone by quite fast and September came creeping up behind me before I realized that it's already there.  Summer is almost arriving to its conclusion.  Don't we always say that?   I always complain about the heat but I don't know if I am actually ready to let go and face the next season.  But I know that when I see the autumn produce at the markets, I know I will actually forget I even said that. 

Before the heat completely disappears along with the watermelons, let me share with you this very simple way to enjoy this refreshing fruit for the more mature palate.  Sorry kids!  Limoncello is an alcoholic drink.  Just roll your melon baller in the watermelon pulp and marinate them in a bowl with limoncello until they become cold in the fridge.  Mix with fresh mint leaves and you are ready for this delicious refreshing dessert.

Let me bid you again a wonderful weekend with this simple recipe.  Uhm, but you know and I know that I will pop out again with a new recipe before the weekend actually finishes.  I guess I'm one of those hyperactive food bloggers who bombard you with food!

Again, enjoy your weekend guys!

Watermelon Pearls in Limoncello

Adapted from Una Finestra di Fronte's Perle di Anguria Marinate (recipe in Italian)

Serves 2
  • 1/2 cup limoncello
  • 1/2 small watermelon
  • mint leaves
  1. Scoop out watermelon balls with a melon baller.
  2. Marinate them in a bowl with limoncello for half an hour in the refrigerator.
  3. Serve cold with fresh mint leaves.