How to Make Watermelon Lemonade

Learn how to make Watermelon Lemonade. It’s the perfect summertime treat for any outdoor gathering. It’s the perfect combination of tart and sweet. Easy too!

This is a fun twist on my traditional Homemade Lemonade recipe, which was born when my kids requested “Pink Lemonade”. We tried strawberries and watermelon, but the watermelon was the clear winner! 

How to Make Watermelon Lemonade recipe served in a small glass with a fresh mint on top  

How do you cut a watermelon for lemonade?

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 sizable watermelon this can be a bit of a project. Better to get 2 smaller ones which will make the cutting a bit more manageable.

How to Make Watermelon Lemonade using a large knife to slice the green skin off of the watermelon

Once you remove the rind, you’ll end up with a large Easter egg looking mass of watermelon.

How to Make Watermelon Lemonade being made a person holding a watermelon down on a wood surfae

This will make it really easy to slice and then cut into cubes.

How to Make Watermelon Lemonade the watermelon sliced into chunks on a wood surface

So that you can whirl it up in the blender. After that you are home free!

How to Make Watermelon Lemonade watermelon pieces being added to a blender

Can you make watermelon lemonade ahead of time?

Yes! In fact, I think watermelon lemonade is even better if you can make it a day ahead or at least a few hours ahead. It will allow the flavors o marry and for your lemonade to become nicely chilled.

How to Make Watermelon Lemonade served in a clear pitcher with a bucket of ice on the side

Serve this lemonade recipe with my Ultimate Burgers, Sticky Ribs, and Traditional Potato Salad and you’ll round out your summertime fun!

 

How to Make Watermelon Lemonade recipe served in a small glass with a fresh mint on top

Watermelon Lemonade

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Learn how to make Watermelon Lemonade. It's the perfect summertime treat for any outdoor gathering. It's the perfect combination of tart and sweet. Easy too!

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup (180 ml) of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ¼ (300 ml) cups of water
  • 2 ( 480 ml) cups watermelon juice
  • 1/3 cup (65 g) sugar
  • 8-10 sprigs of fresh mint

Instructions

  1. 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).
  2. Squeeze lemons until you have ¾ cup juice.
  3. 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.

Notes

To save time you can also use pre-cut watermelon

Add a splash of champagne or prosecco for a fun brunch punch

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 34Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g
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  1. I made this recipe since I had some watermelon that no one wanted anymore. I doubled it and it came out really good. I will save this drink for future reference.