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  1. #1
    Kate Connally Guest

    Default watermelon ginger ale

    Last weekend I got a watermelon. I made melon balls
    out of the whole thing, plus I scraped out all the "leftovers"
    in the shell into the container with the balls. Also poured
    in all the extra juice. So, when I was done eating the balls
    and scraps there was a ton of watermelon juice in the container.
    I considered just drinking it on it's own but then I thought it
    might be good mixed with ginger ale. (I do that sort of thing
    with other "leftover" fruit juices, say like, the juice left
    after draining mandarin orange sections or canned pineapple, etc.
    So, I mixed it about half-and-half with the ginger ale, over
    ice. Yum. Excellent. Kate's watermelon spritzers!

    Kate

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    Goldfish: The wholesome snack that smiles back,
    Until you bite their heads off.
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  2. #2
    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    Kate Connally <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Last weekend I got a watermelon. I made melon balls
    > out of the whole thing, plus I scraped out all the "leftovers"
    > in the shell into the container with the balls. Also poured
    > in all the extra juice. So, when I was done eating the balls
    > and scraps there was a ton of watermelon juice in the container.
    > I considered just drinking it on it's own but then I thought it
    > might be good mixed with ginger ale. (I do that sort of thing
    > with other "leftover" fruit juices, say like, the juice left
    > after draining mandarin orange sections or canned pineapple, etc.
    > So, I mixed it about half-and-half with the ginger ale, over
    > ice. Yum. Excellent. Kate's watermelon spritzers!
    >
    > Kate


    I'm getting a vision...

    Watermelon, vodka and ice, crushed in a blender to form a slush, mixed with
    ginger ale and a bit of grenadine.

    Too bad I have to finish my antibiotics before I can drink!

    MartyB



  3. #3
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: watermelon ginger ale

    Kate Connally <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Kate's watermelon spritzers!



    Kate,

    Were the two flavors equally balanced?

    Did you add sweetener?

    I wondered that maybe the watermelon juice would be a tad bland to begin
    with.

    Best,

    Andy

  4. #4
    Nancy2 Guest

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    > with other "leftover" fruit juices, say like, the juice left
    > after draining mandarin orange sections or canned pineapple, etc.
    > So, I mixed it about half-and-half with the ginger ale, over
    > ice. *Yum. *Excellent. *Kate's watermelon spritzers!
    >
    > Kate
    >
    > --
    > Kate Connally



    7-Up works great, too.

    N.

  5. #5
    Cheryl Guest

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    "Nancy2" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >> with other "leftover" fruit juices, say like, the juice left
    >> after draining mandarin orange sections or canned pineapple, etc.
    >> So, I mixed it about half-and-half with the ginger ale, over
    >> ice. Yum. Excellent. Kate's watermelon spritzers!
    >>
    >> Kate
    >>
    >> --
    >> Kate Connally

    >
    >
    > 7-Up works great, too.
    >


    One of my favorites is pretty much any fruit juice with ice and club soda.
    I don't like sweet drinks.




  6. #6
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: watermelon ginger ale

    "Kate Connally" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:i2khpa$c0a$[email protected]..
    > Last weekend I got a watermelon. I made melon balls
    > out of the whole thing, plus I scraped out all the "leftovers"
    > in the shell into the container with the balls. Also poured
    > in all the extra juice. So, when I was done eating the balls
    > and scraps there was a ton of watermelon juice in the container.
    > I considered just drinking it on it's own but then I thought it
    > might be good mixed with ginger ale. (I do that sort of thing
    > with other "leftover" fruit juices, say like, the juice left
    > after draining mandarin orange sections or canned pineapple, etc.
    > So, I mixed it about half-and-half with the ginger ale, over
    > ice. Yum. Excellent. Kate's watermelon spritzers!
    >
    > Kate
    >
    > --
    > Kate Connally


    >

    Technically, "spritzers" are made with club soda. "Coolers" are mixed with
    ginger ale. Little bartender's tip Still sounds quite refreshing!

    Jill


  7. #7
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: watermelon ginger ale

    In article <i2khpa$c0a$[email protected]>,
    Kate Connally <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Last weekend I got a watermelon. I made melon balls
    > out of the whole thing, plus I scraped out all the "leftovers"
    > in the shell into the container with the balls. Also poured
    > in all the extra juice. So, when I was done eating the balls
    > and scraps there was a ton of watermelon juice in the container.
    > I considered just drinking it on it's own but then I thought it
    > might be good mixed with ginger ale. (I do that sort of thing
    > with other "leftover" fruit juices, say like, the juice left
    > after draining mandarin orange sections or canned pineapple, etc.
    > So, I mixed it about half-and-half with the ginger ale, over
    > ice. Yum. Excellent. Kate's watermelon spritzers!
    >
    > Kate
    >
    > --
    > Kate Connally


    You forgot the vodka. <g>
    Seriously, do melon ballers really work? Last time I tried to use one,
    I ended up with nice rounded shavings, but not balls. Guess I don't
    have the technique?
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    *Only Irish *coffee provides in a single glass all four *essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar *and fat. --Alex Levine

  8. #8
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: watermelon ginger ale

    In article <Oun3o.37325$[email protected]>,
    "Cheryl" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Nancy2" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > >> with other "leftover" fruit juices, say like, the juice left
    > >> after draining mandarin orange sections or canned pineapple, etc.
    > >> So, I mixed it about half-and-half with the ginger ale, over
    > >> ice. Yum. Excellent. Kate's watermelon spritzers!
    > >>
    > >> Kate
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Kate Connally

    > >
    > >
    > > 7-Up works great, too.
    > >

    >
    > One of my favorites is pretty much any fruit juice with ice and club soda.
    > I don't like sweet drinks.
    >
    >


    Cranberry juice, club soda and vodka or tequila. ;-d
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    *Only Irish *coffee provides in a single glass all four *essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar *and fat. --Alex Levine

  9. #9
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: watermelon ginger ale

    6.00.2900.5931
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    Sycophant wrote:

    > Seriously, do melon ballers really work? Last time I tried to use one,
    > I ended up with nice rounded shavings, but not balls. Guess I don't
    > have the technique?


    Obviously not! I have no problem using a melon baller to get spheres of
    melon flesh. It's really simple, but there *is* a little trick to it. I
    guess it's just too complex for someone with your limited mental capacity.

    Anyway, to help you out, I thought I'd put the answer into the form of a
    recent post from your buddy Captain Peter Swallows:

    =================================BEGIN QUOTE================================

    (Snip a desperate plea for people to talk to her.........)

    Never heard of youtube, Sycophant??

    I typed in .......

    melon baller

    and it came back with dozens of videos illustrating how to use a melon
    baller

    If you *really* wanted help with the technique, you would have done that.
    All you wanted was people to pay you attention and talk to you. That's
    pretty frikken sad.

    ==================================END QUOTE========================

    That's your GOOD BUDDY there!

    Bob




  10. #10
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: watermelon ginger ale

    On Jul 26, 8:02*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > In article <i2khpa$c0...@usenet01.srv.cis.pitt.edu>,
    > *Kate Connally <conna...@pitt.nospam.edu> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > Last weekend I got a watermelon. *I made melon balls
    > > out of the whole thing, plus I scraped out all the "leftovers"
    > > in the shell into the container with the balls. *Also poured
    > > in all the extra juice. *So, when I was done eating the balls
    > > and scraps there was a ton of watermelon juice in the container.
    > > I considered just drinking it on it's own but then I thought it
    > > might be good mixed with ginger ale. *(I do that sort of thing
    > > with other "leftover" fruit juices, say like, the juice left
    > > after draining mandarin orange sections or canned pineapple, etc.
    > > So, I mixed it about half-and-half with the ginger ale, over
    > > ice. *Yum. *Excellent. *Kate's watermelon spritzers!

    >
    > > Kate

    >
    > > --
    > > Kate Connally

    >
    > You forgot the vodka. <g>
    > Seriously, do melon ballers really work? *Last time I tried to use one,
    > I ended up with nice rounded shavings, but not balls. *Guess I don't
    > have the technique?
    > --
    > Peace! Om
    >
    > Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    > *Only Irish *coffee provides in a single glass all four *essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar *and fat. *--Alex Levine- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Mine works fine - sounds like yours wasn't sharp enough on the edge.

    N.

  11. #11
    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 27 Jul 2010 02:05:33 -0700, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    > 6.00.2900.5931
    > X-RFC2646: Format=Flowed; Original
    >
    > Sycophant wrote:
    >
    > > Seriously, do melon ballers really work? Last time I tried to use one,
    > > I ended up with nice rounded shavings, but not balls. Guess I don't
    > > have the technique?

    >
    > Obviously not! I have no problem using a melon baller to get spheres of
    > melon flesh. It's really simple, but there *is* a little trick to it. I
    > guess it's just too complex for someone with your limited mental capacity.


    I can't make perfect melon balls either. They always have a tiny flat
    part to them, I *never* get a perfect one.
    >
    > Anyway, to help you out, I thought I'd put the answer into the form of a
    > recent post from your buddy Captain Peter Swallows:
    >
    > =================================BEGIN QUOTE================================
    >
    > (Snip a desperate plea for people to talk to her.........)
    >
    > Never heard of youtube, Sycophant??
    >
    > I typed in .......
    >
    > melon baller
    >
    > and it came back with dozens of videos illustrating how to use a melon
    > baller
    >
    > If you *really* wanted help with the technique, you would have done that.
    > All you wanted was people to pay you attention and talk to you. That's
    > pretty frikken sad.


    I followed your oh, so clear instructions and got "helpful" videos
    like this

    How to use a melon baller
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDCHKpGX5Bo (gee, DUH)

    How to make a melon ball
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK6uR...eature=related (I don't
    want to make that kind)

    Nope, nothing on the technique of using the tool to turn out spheres
    of melon.

    So, I went to the web

    http://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Melon-Baller and
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0SGy_KqwDM (flat sides, just like
    mine - not what I'm looking for)
    http://www.ehow.com/how_5430130_use-melon-baller.html (show me your
    balls! They probably looked horrible - therefore no photo)

    >
    > ==================================END QUOTE========================
    >
    > That's your GOOD BUDDY there!
    >

    Yeah. Show me a melon baller demo where the melon balls come out
    perfectly spherical and I'll be suitably awed.

    --

    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  12. #12
    sf Guest

    Default Re: watermelon ginger ale

    On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 20:02:08 -0500, Omelet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Last time I tried to use one,
    > I ended up with nice rounded shavings, but not balls. Guess I don't
    > have the technique?


    Stab and roll it into the melon, don't scrape it. That said, no
    matter how round I get them - there's always a little flat part.

    --

    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  13. #13
    Kate Connally Guest

    Default Re: watermelon ginger ale

    On 7/26/2010 2:24 PM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    > Kate Connally<[email protected]> wrote:
    >> Last weekend I got a watermelon. I made melon balls
    >> out of the whole thing, plus I scraped out all the "leftovers"
    >> in the shell into the container with the balls. Also poured
    >> in all the extra juice. So, when I was done eating the balls
    >> and scraps there was a ton of watermelon juice in the container.
    >> I considered just drinking it on it's own but then I thought it
    >> might be good mixed with ginger ale. (I do that sort of thing
    >> with other "leftover" fruit juices, say like, the juice left
    >> after draining mandarin orange sections or canned pineapple, etc.
    >> So, I mixed it about half-and-half with the ginger ale, over
    >> ice. Yum. Excellent. Kate's watermelon spritzers!
    >>
    >> Kate

    >
    > I'm getting a vision...
    >
    > Watermelon, vodka and ice, crushed in a blender to form a slush, mixed with
    > ginger ale and a bit of grenadine.
    >
    > Too bad I have to finish my antibiotics before I can drink!
    >
    > MartyB


    Hmmm. That sounds good. Maybe I'll try that next!

    Kate


    --
    Kate Connally
    If I were as old as I feel, Id be dead already.
    Goldfish: The wholesome snack that smiles back,
    Until you bite their heads off.
    What if the hokey pokey really *is* what it's all about?
    mailto:[email protected]

  14. #14
    Kate Connally Guest

    Default Re: watermelon ginger ale

    On 7/26/2010 2:52 PM, Andy wrote:
    > Kate Connally<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Kate's watermelon spritzers!

    >
    >
    > Kate,
    >
    > Were the two flavors equally balanced?
    >
    > Did you add sweetener?
    >
    > I wondered that maybe the watermelon juice would be a tad bland to begin
    > with.
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy


    No, the W. juice was nice and sweet, but not too sweet.
    The ginger ale (I used Seagram's) added a little sweetness.
    I thought the w. flavor and the ginger flavor went together
    nicely. The w. juice did water down the fizz a little so you
    want to make sure you use a really fizzy g. a. like Seagram's,
    not Canada Dry. I bet it would be even better with Vernor's!
    I'll have to try that. I rarely by Vernor's just to drink
    because it's so overwhelming. But for mixing it would be
    great!

    Kate

    --
    Kate Connally
    If I were as old as I feel, Id be dead already.
    Goldfish: The wholesome snack that smiles back,
    Until you bite their heads off.
    What if the hokey pokey really *is* what it's all about?
    mailto:[email protected]

  15. #15
    Kate Connally Guest

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    On 7/26/2010 6:49 PM, jmcquown wrote:
    > "Kate Connally" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:i2khpa$c0a$[email protected]..
    >> Last weekend I got a watermelon. I made melon balls
    >> out of the whole thing, plus I scraped out all the "leftovers"
    >> in the shell into the container with the balls. Also poured
    >> in all the extra juice. So, when I was done eating the balls
    >> and scraps there was a ton of watermelon juice in the container.
    >> I considered just drinking it on it's own but then I thought it
    >> might be good mixed with ginger ale. (I do that sort of thing
    >> with other "leftover" fruit juices, say like, the juice left
    >> after draining mandarin orange sections or canned pineapple, etc.
    >> So, I mixed it about half-and-half with the ginger ale, over
    >> ice. Yum. Excellent. Kate's watermelon spritzers!
    >>
    >> Kate
    >>
    >> --
    >> Kate Connally

    >
    >>

    > Technically, "spritzers" are made with club soda. "Coolers" are mixed
    > with ginger ale. Little bartender's tip Still sounds quite refreshing!
    >
    > Jill


    Picky, picky. ;-) I didn't know it was all that technical.
    Anyway, I made it up so I can name it whatever I want. So there. ;-)

    Kate

    --
    Kate Connally
    If I were as old as I feel, Id be dead already.
    Goldfish: The wholesome snack that smiles back,
    Until you bite their heads off.
    What if the hokey pokey really *is* what it's all about?
    mailto:[email protected]

  16. #16
    Kate Connally Guest

    Default Re: watermelon ginger ale

    On 7/26/2010 9:02 PM, Omelet wrote:
    > In article<i2khpa$c0a$[email protected]>,
    > Kate Connally<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Last weekend I got a watermelon. I made melon balls
    >> out of the whole thing, plus I scraped out all the "leftovers"
    >> in the shell into the container with the balls. Also poured
    >> in all the extra juice. So, when I was done eating the balls
    >> and scraps there was a ton of watermelon juice in the container.
    >> I considered just drinking it on it's own but then I thought it
    >> might be good mixed with ginger ale. (I do that sort of thing
    >> with other "leftover" fruit juices, say like, the juice left
    >> after draining mandarin orange sections or canned pineapple, etc.
    >> So, I mixed it about half-and-half with the ginger ale, over
    >> ice. Yum. Excellent. Kate's watermelon spritzers!
    >>
    >> Kate
    >>
    >> --
    >> Kate Connally

    >
    > You forgot the vodka.<g>
    > Seriously, do melon ballers really work? Last time I tried to use one,
    > I ended up with nice rounded shavings, but not balls. Guess I don't
    > have the technique?


    Yes, they work fine. I think the trick is to sort of press
    the open side against the melon surface and press it into the
    melon before you twirl it around to make a ball. I get lovely
    balls all the time. But there is a lot of "leftover" stuff between
    the areas where you remove the balls, I cut that out too and just
    throw it in with everything else if it's just for me. If it were
    for company I would keep that part separate and eat it myself later.
    I don't like to waste the least scrap of a good watermelon, or any
    other melon. Anyway, the balls don't have to be completely perfect
    but most them can be really good balls with the right technique.

    Kate

    --
    Kate Connally
    If I were as old as I feel, Id be dead already.
    Goldfish: The wholesome snack that smiles back,
    Until you bite their heads off.
    What if the hokey pokey really *is* what it's all about?
    mailto:[email protected]

  17. #17
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: watermelon ginger ale

    sf wrote:

    > I followed your oh, so clear instructions and got "helpful" videos
    > like this
    >
    > How to use a melon baller
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDCHKpGX5Bo (gee, DUH)
    >
    > How to make a melon ball
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK6uR...eature=related (I don't
    > want to make that kind)
    >
    > Nope, nothing on the technique of using the tool to turn out spheres
    > of melon.
    >
    > So, I went to the web
    >
    > http://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Melon-Baller and
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0SGy_KqwDM (flat sides, just like
    > mine - not what I'm looking for)
    > http://www.ehow.com/how_5430130_use-melon-baller.html (show me your
    > balls! They probably looked horrible - therefore no photo)
    >
    >>
    >> ==================================END QUOTE========================
    >>
    >> That's your GOOD BUDDY there!
    >>

    > Yeah. Show me a melon baller demo where the melon balls come out
    > perfectly spherical and I'll be suitably awed.



    Tomorrow I'll send you a description of the technique via Facebook. I just
    got an e-mail from Lin admonishing me (rightly) that I should have been in
    bed an hour ago.

    Bob




  18. #18
    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 27 Jul 2010 11:47:58 -0700, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    > Tomorrow I'll send you a description of the technique via Facebook. I just
    > got an e-mail from Lin admonishing me (rightly) that I should have been in
    > bed an hour ago.



    TY! I can make the flat spot very small, but I can't get it to go
    away.

    --

    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  19. #19
    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: watermelon ginger ale


    Kate Connally <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On 7/26/2010 2:24 PM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    >> Kate Connally<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>> Last weekend I got a watermelon. I made melon balls
    >>> out of the whole thing, plus I scraped out all the "leftovers"
    >>> in the shell into the container with the balls. Also poured
    >>> in all the extra juice. So, when I was done eating the balls
    >>> and scraps there was a ton of watermelon juice in the container.
    >>> I considered just drinking it on it's own but then I thought it
    >>> might be good mixed with ginger ale. (I do that sort of thing
    >>> with other "leftover" fruit juices, say like, the juice left
    >>> after draining mandarin orange sections or canned pineapple, etc.
    >>> So, I mixed it about half-and-half with the ginger ale, over
    >>> ice. Yum. Excellent. Kate's watermelon spritzers!
    >>>
    >>> Kate

    >>
    >> I'm getting a vision...
    >>
    >> Watermelon, vodka and ice, crushed in a blender to form a slush,
    >> mixed with ginger ale and a bit of grenadine.
    >>
    >> Too bad I have to finish my antibiotics before I can drink!
    >>
    >> MartyB

    >
    > Hmmm. That sounds good. Maybe I'll try that next!
    >
    > Kate


    Well let me know how it is because I can't have one for another 10 days!

    MartyB



  20. #20
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: watermelon ginger ale

    "Kate Connally" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:i2n8lq$sjh$[email protected]..
    > On 7/26/2010 6:49 PM, jmcquown wrote:
    >> "Kate Connally" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:i2khpa$c0a$[email protected]..
    >>> Last weekend I got a watermelon. I made melon balls
    >>> out of the whole thing, plus I scraped out all the "leftovers"
    >>> in the shell into the container with the balls. Also poured
    >>> in all the extra juice. So, when I was done eating the balls
    >>> and scraps there was a ton of watermelon juice in the container.
    >>> I considered just drinking it on it's own but then I thought it
    >>> might be good mixed with ginger ale. (I do that sort of thing
    >>> with other "leftover" fruit juices, say like, the juice left
    >>> after draining mandarin orange sections or canned pineapple, etc.
    >>> So, I mixed it about half-and-half with the ginger ale, over
    >>> ice. Yum. Excellent. Kate's watermelon spritzers!
    >>>
    >>> Kate
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Kate Connally

    >>
    >>>

    >> Technically, "spritzers" are made with club soda. "Coolers" are mixed
    >> with ginger ale. Little bartender's tip Still sounds quite refreshing!
    >>
    >> Jill

    >
    > Picky, picky. ;-) I didn't know it was all that technical.
    > Anyway, I made it up so I can name it whatever I want. So there. ;-)
    >
    > Kate
    >


    Of course you can! I did say it sounds refreshing

    Jill


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