Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Strange Bedfellows?

At market once, received a gift of not quite a dozen overripe charentais melons. What to do with them? Make jam, of course. The recipe I found used anise and lime juice as foils to the melon's sweetness. Wow.

In a fit of nostalgia for that combination of perfumes, broke out another barquette of frozen Persian melon to mix with lime and Antesite (lico
rice / anise essence). Not perfect, but not too far off. My guinea pig found it unusual and pleasant.

For two:

- 1.5 c frozen chunks of melon
- 15-20 drops licorice essence (I used Antesite licorice-anise).
- 1 Tbs lime juice
- 1 Tbs coconut oil
- Lime seltzer

Blend melon, licorice, lime juice, coconut oil and maybe 1/2 c. lime seltzer.  Pour into glasses.  Top with more seltzer.  Garnish with mint, a sprinkle of ginger, or a lime slice, if desired.

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