Gertrude showed me how to brew this cooling and delicious sweet longan with winter melon drink. It is good to drink it warm.
Or drink it cold with ice.
This melon is not winter melon but a bottle gourd. This one medium size melon cost me only $3 something. The skin is smooth but very hard to cut through. I managed to scrap the flesh and grate it. With this whole melon I only got about 1 cup of it's grated flesh. I removed the seeds.
Gertrude brew her drinks in slow cooker but I have to make full use of my big pot. I don't have slow cooker. All I put into this pot were:
grated bottle gourd flesh
2 cups dried red dates
1 cup dried longan (I bought from NYC)
1 cup rock candy
1/2 cup brown sugar.
3 pieces screwpine (pandan) leaves.
This drink is very cooling, sweet, refreshing and make you to want more. Enjoy!