Watermelon lemonade is one of my kid’s most requested recipes in the summertime. It’s light and refreshing, with the perfect mix of tartness and sweetness. It’s a great one for a multi-generational gathering since the kid’s go nuts for it, and the grown ups enjoy it too, some enjoy even better with a little splash of vodka or processo 🙂
The most time consuming part of this recipe is prepping the watermelon. You’ll need to slice off the rind and cut off each end. If you have a sizeable watermelon this can be a bit of a project. Better to get 2 smaller ones which will make this project a bit more manageable.
You’ll end up with a large Easter egg looking mass of watermelon.
This will make it really easy to slice and then cut into cubes.
So that you can whirl it up in the blender. After that you are home free!
After that it’s super easy and you are home free! For a step-by-step tutorial you can watch my video demo below. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel (it’s free!) and never miss a recipe. New recipes posted every Saturday!
- ¾ cup (180 ml) of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 ¼ (300 ml) cups of water
- 2 ( 480 ml) cups watermelon juice
- ⅓ cup (65 g) sugar
- 8-10 sprigs of fresh mint
- Cut watermelon into chunks and blend until pureed. Pour through a sieve into a large pitcher to catch the seeds and pulp. Blend until you have 2 cups (480 ml).
- Squeeze lemons until you have ¾ cup juice.
- Combine lemon juice and sugar stir to dissolve, add watermelon juice and water. Stir to combine. Transfer into a decanter or decorative bottle. Garnish with fresh mint.