Melon Juice

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


Appears in


By Ben Shewry

Published 2012

  • About


  • 100 ml (3Β½ fl oz) freshly juiced, skimmed and strained watermelon juice (made from the reserved watermelon offcuts)
  • 100 ml (3Β½ fl oz) freshly juiced, skimmed and strained strawberry juice
  • 15 g (Β½ oz) caster (superfine) sugar table salt, to taste
  • 15 ml (Β½ fl oz) strained lime juice


Combine the watermelon and strawberry juices with the sugar and check the taste. The time of season and where the fruit was grown will determine if more sugar is required β€” no recipe can give an exact amount due to these variables. Add a pinch of salt and the lime juice. Taste again β€” it should be balanced: a little sweet, a little acidic and just salty enough to enhance the natural flavours, but not salty. Set aside for 5 minutes for the flavours to ripen. Taste again. Get a second opinion β€” at least three people taste all of the stocks, broths and sauces at Attica to get a cross-section of different palates and to achieve a result that more customers will find in tune with their own sense of taste. Pass through a fine sieve and chill in the refrigerator.