Watermelon Lemonade

A refreshing, yet very easy to make drink – perfect for summer. 

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Don’t you just love the bubbles? This is after the lemonade has gone through the blender.

Weather these days are becoming hotter and hotter… And there are things you want to keep you sane including having a refreshing drink. In my case, I always go for very cold water. With lots of ice? Oh, yes! I am not fond of making my own drink – I always get store-bought ones if I want some. Finally, I realized that making your drinks at home is super easy.

I love Watermelons, but only if they are in drink form. I also love lemonade, but I love them with something else. I had Watermelon and few lemons sitting in the fridge. I am not an expert in making drinks, so I had to look up recipes. Some requires more fruits than what I have on hand. Lucky me, I have found a great recipe.

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Watermelon Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 4 cups of watermelon, cubed and seeds removed
  • About 20 fresh mint leaves (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Make simple sugar syrup: Heat ¾ cup water with ¾ cup sugar. Cook until sugar is dissolved (about 3-5 minutes). Let cool to room temperature. Add two cups of cold water. Set aside. (Alternatively, you can boil water using a water heater and add it to the sugar and stir until dissolved. Cool to room temperature before adding cold water.)
  2. Puree the watermelon until well blended. Strain the liquid using a strainer. Mix the strained liquid with the sugar syrup + cold water mixture. (If using mint leaves, you can put the mixture back to the blender and pulse until you get specks of mint leaves.)
  3. Serve with ice cubes.

 

Source recipe: Watermelon Lemonade by The Big Giant Food Basket

Note: Honey can be used a sweetener.

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This lemonade is super awesome – it’s a bit lemon-y, but that’s lemonade, yeah? Of course, you can adjust the measurements according to your taste. I added some mint leaves to the source recipe. I just love mint and I love the specks of mint in the lemonade…

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And I know all of you would agree with me – having this drink when you are at the beach is perfect, yes? Just sharing a photo from my recent Eid Holiday.

A little blurry, though.
A little blurry, though.
One of most beautiful things.
One of most beautiful things.

I hope you enjoy your weekend. Happy partying! Thank you for spending time with me today.

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I am sharing this at Fiesta Friday #78, hosted by the Amazing Angie, co-hosted by Aunt Juju and Petra.


I am also sharing this refreshing drink at:

Saucy Saturdays | Recipe of the Week | Happiness is Homemade | Melt in Your Mouth MondayWhat’d You Do This Weekend? | Tasty Tuesdays | Totally Terrific Tuesday | Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday | Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party | Foodie FriDIY | Showcase Your Talent Thursday | Cook Blog Share

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Looking for some summer drink?

Cloudy Watermelon and Mint Cooler

thenotsocreativecook-WatermelonAndMint

Minty Peach Lemonade

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74 thoughts on “Watermelon Lemonade

  1. Oh wow this looks delicious! Perfect for a summers day! I host the Cook Blog Share linky, it would be great if you joined in! x #TastyTuesdays

  2. I absolutely love this! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for bringing such a masterpiece to our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

    1. Thank you, Katelyn. It’s so sweet of you to drop by. I appreciate it a lot. We will continue to support each other and will be good friends. 😉

  3. I could definitely go for one of these! It’s been crazy hot here! Thanks for sharing it with us at #FoodieFriDIY!

    1. Hello there. Have you tried the recipe? 😀 I hope you will love it as much as I did. Thanks a lot for stopping by. Have a lovely week ahead. 🙂 xx

  4. It’s always so sad when vacay is over and you have to return to the real world. Good thing I now have this lemonade to get me through the rest of summer while I typing away! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us at Saucy Saturdays! I hope you will come back next week and link up again:)

  5. As soon as I saw your picture I began dreaming of going to the beach. If I did not live in one of the prettiest states in the US the beach/ocean would be calling my name. Perfect beverage for the party goers at Fiesta Friday. Have a great weekend Jhuls!

  6. Jhuls this drink looks so cool and refreshing, perfect for our hot summer days. I love lemonade. I also like the flavor of watermelon but don’t enjoy eating it with all the seeds, this is a perfect way to enjoy the watermelon flavor. Love it! Happy FF! 🙂

    1. It makes me lazy when I see watermelon seeds. For me, removing them is a struggle. Haha! Thanks, Arl. Glad you liked this. Have a great weekend. xx

      1. It’s been a bit busy here with moving together with the boyfriend and finding a job but now I’m all set and I have time again to visit you and the others as much as I want 🙂 xxx

  7. Lovely freshness 🙂 did you see that video on FB where someone cuts a hole into the side of a watermelon, inserts an electric whisk, whisks it all up and turns it into a drink straight from the melon?? Very cool 🙂
    Love your Eid photos xx

  8. Yum! I love mint in strawberry lemonade, so I’m sure it’s great in watermelon lemonade too! This is such a perfect summertime treat. Happy FF, and have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Looks so wonderful and refreshing! Beautiful photos from your vacation also. I am at the beach now – last day of a week long stay. It’s been wonderful! Cheers!

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