You will need: one half a watermelon, 1 1/2 cucumbers, several sprigs of fresh mint, three limes, and gin.
Peel the cucumbers, and remove the meat from the watermelon. Purée fruits. Using a cone strainer, filter the juice of the fruit out from the fiber. Finely dice the mint, and juice the limes. Mix and refrigerate.
Cooler juice will separate in the refrigerator. Re-mix before adding the gin to taste, serving over ice.
Handle with care. This one will contaminate you quickly.
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