Watermelon Lemonade

It’s already really hot here in Florida. For hot summer days we all need a thirst quencher. My recipe today is for delicious watermelon lemonade. The watermelon and lemon flavors blend perfectly together. I like the sweet and tart combination. How sweet is it? That totally depends on your watermelon and your taste. If you have a ripe, sweet watermelon, you may only need a little sweetener. For less sweet melons, increase the sweetness. My recipe gives an approximate white sugar amount, or you could add honey to the drink for sweetness. You can garnish your drink with fresh mint or small slices of watermelon or lemon. For adults, you can even add vodka or gin for a cocktail.

I suggest you start with really green watermelons with a yellow spot. That is where the melon touched the ground. Avoid those with a white spot as they’re not as sweet. If available, small baby watermelons are sweet and practically seedless which means less work. Be sure and remove all brown seeds before cubing and blending. To get the most juice from your lemons roll them on the counter with your palm. Then microwave for 20 seconds. Cut and squeeze for the most juice from the lemons.

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Watermelon Lemonade

For hot summer days we all need a thirst quencher like watermelon lemonade.
Course beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword fruit waters, lemonade, watermelon drinks, watermmelon lemonade
Servings 10 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cold lemon juice
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 5 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup sugar or honey more or less to taste
  • optional garnish fresh mint, sliced lemon or watermelon

Instructions

  • To make sugar syrup, put sugar in 1 cup of water in pan over medium heat
  • Stir until dissolved and then set aside.
  • Place watermelon into a blender; cover and puree until smooth.
  • Strain through a fine mesh sieve into pitcher (Discard pulp).
  • Add lemon juice and 5 cups of water.
  • Add as much simple sugar syrup as needed and stir well.
  • Refrigerate until cold. Stir well before serving.
  • Serve with optional garnish as desired.

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Carol

I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

21 thoughts to “Watermelon Lemonade”

  1. I often make homemade lemonade but I’ve never thought of using watermelon. It was interesting reading about the difference between the yellow spot and the white one. I didn’t realise that it indicated the melon’s sweetness 🙂

    #MMBC

  2. There is nothing like cold watermelon to quench the thirst on a hot humid summer day. When I was young and we did not have air-conditioning, everyone sat out on their front porch steps and often shared lemonade with neighbors. Yours takes it to the next level. Sounds delicious !

  3. Oh that sounds delicious! We just had some blueberry lemonade this weekend and I loved that added punch of flavor. I will definitely have to try making this watermelon lemonade.

  4. Oh, I’ll have to try this! That sounds so delicious. Pinning to share and save. Thanks for sharing this post with us at the Will Blog for Comments #40 linkup. Hope to see you at #41, too. Have a great week.

  5. Looks and sounds delish! ~ thanks,

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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