Cut the watermelon as shown above in the step-by-step photo guide or whichever method you know or prefer. Remove the seeds.
Chop the flesh in rough cubes
Making Watermelon Juice
In a blender add the chopped watermelon and lemon juice. Blend until smooth.
Pour the juice in glasses and serve immediately.
Optionally if you like you can sprinkle a light pinch of black salt or on top of the juice.
Making Watermelon Mint Juice
Add the chopped watermelon and mint leaves in a blender. Blend well.
Pour the watermelon mint juice in tall glasses and sprinkle some black salt and chaat masala from top if you prefer.
Garnish the juice with some mint leaves and serve straightaway.
Making Watermelon Orange Juice
Peel and separate the orange segments from the orange.
Extract the juice using a juicer. You will need about ¾ to 1 cup of orange juice.
Add the chopped watermelon, 5 to 6 mint leaves and raw sugar (optional) in a blender.
Blend until smooth. Pour the watermelon juice in a jar or bowl.
Add the orange juice to the watermelon juice and mix well.
Serve straight away with or without ice cubes and garnished with a few mint leaves.
Watermelon: Ensure that you use a ripe and sweet watermelon to make the juice. Cut it in the way described above in the step-by-step guide or whichever method you know or prefer.
Watermelon Juice Combinations: Add other citrus fruits like – lime, pomelo, lemon. For floral flavors, include rosewater, orange blossom water, hibiscus tea or gulkand (Indian rose preserve). For herbal flavors add – mint, basil, cilantro, tarragon. For a kick of spice – add fresh ginger root, ground cumin or cinnamon.
Make ahead: While it is best to drink immediately after blending, watermelon juice can keep in the fridge for a few hours. You can also take any leftovers to freeze into popsicles or ice cubes for a refreshing treat.
Note that the approximate nutrition info is for the simple classic watermelon juice.