Thursday, June 2, 2011

Watermelon Lemonade

Since this week officially feels like summer, Jeff and I decided to make a "summery" drink! Jeff loves watermelon more than any other food. One summer during our family vacation he even ate so much watermelon that he threw up. See for yourself (I had to search around on FB to find these old pictures)...

I still have to remind Jeff to slow down when inhaling watermelon, but he is doing better! We saw a bunch of watermelon lemonade recipes on a foodgawker so decided to give it a try ourselves.

  • 6 cups water
  • Juice of 3 lemons
  • 2 cups diced watermelon
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups ice
-First, mix the water and the lemon juice together. Add in the sugar and stir well until fully dissolved (use luke warm water so sugar dissolves).

-Chop up the watermelon and add along with the ice to the lemonade.

-Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving!

Not only is this drink refreshing, but also very pretty! I love it. It adds a bit of a twist to plain lemonade. Another great recipe to make and impress guests or bring to a picnic/BBQ.


k. said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy! I found your site from foodgawker and I must say you have lovely recipes and you're gorgeous! You remind me of emma watson :)

Sar said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks sooo good! Mmm.

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

this sounds delicious! what if you diced up the melon and froze it and added just that to the chilled lemonade instead of the ice? i have a friend who does that with tiny bits of diced melon to add to smoothies in place of some of the ice- apparently it's delicious!

Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooh, sounds good!! I'll make this when watermelon is available (or I have one in my house) and when the weather gets warmer! The highest the temperature has been is about 55 F!!

Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two said... Best Blogger Tips

I wish it was 55 degrees here yesterday! It was in the 90s...too hot for me.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, nice! Looks refreshing and perfect on a humid midwest summer day!

Bourbonnatrix said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful looking drink! i'll be sure to try it this summer! thanks for sharing

John Valenty said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like a great alternative to traditional strawberry lemonade.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

The watermelon lemonade was so easy and so refreshing!!! We all loved it ~ Thanks!

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