Watermelon Lemonade

by amy on 28 April 2013

Watermelon Lemonade

Today, i’m participating in a fun blogger event — the Secret Recipe Club. How does it work? Every blogger is secretly assigned another blog + chooses a recipe from that blog to make. On reveal day (today!), all of our posts go up at the same time, + everyone gets to see who was assigned to their blog, which recipe they chose, + how it turned out. Fun, huh?

I was assigned The Healthy Beehive, a wonderful blog full of healthy recipes featuring whole/real ingredients. Amongst the tons of fab recipes, the warm, sunny weather in Nashville made me gravitate towards her awesome-sounding Watermelon Lemonade! I made a few changes, omitting the mint (my husband isn’t a huge fan) + using simple syrup to sweeten it rather than honey. And oh my, it was SO good! Refreshing + crisp, with a perfect balance of sweet/tart flavors. While fantastic as-is, it would also make a great cocktail by adding a splash of vodka or sparkling wine!

Thank you to Jane for introducing me to this fabulous lemonade, + to the Secret Recipe Club for connecting me, yet again, with fantastic bloggers + amazing recipes!

Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Lemonade

serves about 8, adapted from The Healthy Beehive + Bon Appetit

ingredients

8 cups 1-inch cubes of seedless watermelon (from about a 4 1/2 pound watermelon)
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (roughly 8 lemons)
3 1/2 cups water
1 cup granulated white sugar

for serving: ice cubes or frozen watermelon cubes
lemon wedges + watermelon wedges for garnish

directions

working in 2 batches, blend watermelon + lemon juice in food processor or blender until smooth. pass through a wire sieve to remove any thick pulp/seeds. transfer to pitcher.

bring 3 1/2 cups water + sugar to boil in medium saucepan over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. add hot syrup to pitcher with watermelon-lemon juice. refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.

fill glasses with ice (or frozen watermelon cubes). pour Watermelon Lemonade over + garnish glasses with lemon wedges +/or watermelon wedges.

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51 SallyBR May 3, 2013 at 9:38 am

Beautiful drink! My hubby would love this, watermelon addict that he is… we always have simple syrup in the fridge, so I’d probably go the same route you picked!

52 val May 4, 2013 at 11:52 am

What a light and refreshing drink.

53 EA-The Spicy RD May 5, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Yum!!! Pinning this one for sure & hoping for sunny weather soon :-)

54 Gourmantine May 7, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Oh, I’m saving this recipe when watermelons will be in season, looks fabulous!

55 Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste May 7, 2013 at 3:16 pm

This looks so incredibly refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day! Can’t wait to try it!

56 CJ Huang June 6, 2013 at 8:41 pm

I’m thinking this refreshing drink is perfect for the warmer weather we’re getting now. :)

57 Sully July 2, 2013 at 10:39 am

I tried to go to the Healthy Beehive site but it seems to have disappeared?

58 amy July 2, 2013 at 11:14 am

Yup, it looks like that blog is down. Unfortunately, I don’t know the blog owner personally so I don’t know if it’s just a temporary problem, or if she took down her blog entirely. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help!

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