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We all have our favourite Christmas recipes. The go-to family classics, the traditional recipes shared from generation to generation. 

The tried and tested recipes that have served us well every year. But sometimes it gets boring and we need to bring in something different to the table. 

So how about you take your Christmas favourites, and add a twist here and there? We asked Pick and Pay to share with us these traditional Christmas recipes with a difference. 

6 cups (1.5L) pressed watermelon chunks
1 bunch mint, tough stems removed, 6 sprigs reserved for serving
2 tablespoons (30ml) castor sugar
3 limes, cut into wedges
1 cup (250ml) Rum

For serving:
2 cups (500ml) watermelon chunks, cubed
Fresh berries and extra mint for setting in ice cubes

Make ice cubes the night before -  pour water into ice trays and fill with sliced berries and watermelon and mint.  Freeze overnight.
Pour watermelon into a blender in batches and puree into juice.
Pour watermelon juice through a fine-mesh sieve into a liquid measuring cup, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible.
In a large container, combine mint, sugar and lime.  With the back of a wooden spoon, crush mint and lime until sugar is dissolved and oils from the citrus peel have released.
Add watermelon juice and rum, fill container with ice, and stir to combine.
Serve over more fruit frozen ice, watermelon chunks, lime and mint sprigs.

Recipe provided by Pick n Pay