Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Now we've had blender technology in this country for almost a century, and we had watermelons since before that. So how come I had to go to Mexico before I tasted this perfect drink? It's so refreshing it feels like you're pouring LIFE in your mouth. And in a sense you are, because watermelon has freakish quantities of lycopenes in it, which is a strong antioxidant. Which means it fights the Free Radicals that age the hell out of you, and heart disease to boot. The Mexicans seem to be adding "sugar" to get the drink just right. We'll talk more about Mexico and their superior choice of sugar tomorrow. In recent years restaurants here seem to finally be getting on board the watermelon drink train, but as a cousin to the aforementioned Arnold Palmer. I just had a watermelon lemonade the other day. That was good, but they need to just commit and make the best juice the planet has known.
Beverage Week salutes WATERMELON JUICE.