Drinks with all of their ingredients in their name are always a hit. A simple Gin and Tonic may well be the best almost-a-cocktail that there is, and in dire moments I can't say I've ever been above a Vodka Soda or a Rum and Ginger Ale (Just garnish it with lime and call it a dark and stormy). If I were a bit more inspired perhaps I would have worked out some clever alliterative name like a Watermelon Whatever Weather or something classy like The Duke. Unfortunately I'm above terrible at naming things, so if you can remember the optional inclusion of ginger, the Watermelon Apple Strawberry Mint Juice has not only all of its ingredients in descending order of quantity, but if you use juice as a verb, it also becomes it's own preparation instructions.
The juice I make is based on a similar drink which saved my life one particularly hungover morning in Melbourne (If you're reading from Melbourne and haven't yet risked life and liver at Spleen, you haven't yet explored your city to its fullest). A week ago I made a batch and posted the recipe on instagram, the next evening I did the same, but had the thought pass it through a fine mesh strainer. Both are delicious, but the straining is an absolute game changer. I also occasionally add Gin to make it a night time drink, or when I find the current four prefixes roll off the tongue just a little too easily.
Watermelon Apple Strawberry Mint Juice
It's right there in the name, guys.
Cut an inch sized chunk from a half watermelon, cut into long staves.
Run two Pink Lady apples and (optionally), a thumb sized piece of ginger, through a juicer.
Stem four strawberries,
Wash 5-6 mint leaves.
Blitz everything in a blender.
(Optionally) pass everything through a fine mesh strainer. When the strainer starts to choke, empty the juice back into the blender, and tap out the slush into the sink.