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Watermelon Shake (Pakwan Shake)

Here’s What You Need: 

4 cups cubed watermelon, (pakwan)
2-3 tablespoons simple syrup or  to taste
1 tsp. lemon juice (optional)
watermelon wedge for garnish

Here’s How: 

Freeze watermelon for about an hour. Toss the watermelon in the blender, a few tablespoons of simple syrup and lemon juice. Bend until frothy.  Transfer into a nice tall glass and garnish with watermelon wedge.

Want some spike with this very refreshing drink more interesting?!?  Simply add one, two or even three splashes of  vodka.

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Melon Juice (Cantaloupe Juice)

Here’s What You Need: 

1 medium sized cantaloupe, (melon)
10 cups cold water
1-1/4 cups white sugar
1 tsp. calamansi or lemon juice (optional)
ice cubes

Here’s How: 

Cut  the cantaloupe and scrape out the seeds and pulp into a fine strainer fitted on top of a medium-sized bowl.  Pour 2 cups of the cold water through the strainer while gently mashing the pulp and seeds with a spoon. Set aside.

Using a cantaloupe scraper, scrape the cantaloupe into a long noodle-like strips.

Transfer the cantaloupe meat into a large pitcher  and combine the remaining 8 cups of cold water, pulp juice, sugar, calamansi or lemon juice and chill. Serve with ice cubes.

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