Watermelon Lemonade

05.12.2015

Watermelon Lemonade | Cooking Classy

My new favorite summer drink right here! I’m not ever big on drinks because I’d rather get my sugar from a decadent dessert but this is my new exception! It is totally irresistible and the watermelon and lemon flavor combination pairs perfectly together.

Today I went on a gorgeous hike with my brother and I brought this Watermelon Lemonade along. Even though it was an easy hike it was a long hike for me because due to this lame permanent hip injury I went from exercising 6 days a week to exercising 0 days a week for last year and half. But, I made it through the 7 mile hike thanks to this drink :). The thought of getting another taste of this kept me going. Ah and how refreshing it was to guzzle this drink down on a warm day! It has the perfect amount of sweet and tart, and a delicious depth of mellow watermelon flavor.

I could live on this drink this summer! I’m totally in love with it and when you use a good watermelon it just makes it that much better! Now if only I could learn how to pick the perfect watermelon every single time. It’s like with cantaloupe and avocados, if only I could just see what’s inside before making my selection. I follow the recommend tips but still sometimes end up with duds. Luck of the draw right?

The next watermelon treat I want to try is Rachel’s Watermelon Fruit Leather. I love watermelon so my mouth is watering just thinking about that stuff! It looks so good! I need to expand my collection of watermelon recipes and I think that along with this drink definitely needs to be added to our summer to do list.

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Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 6 cups cubed seedless watermelon, chilled (2 lbs after peeling)*
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 3/4 cup fresh strained lemon juice, chilled
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar (more or less to taste)
  • Ice and fresh mint for serving

Directions

  • Add watermelon to a blender and pulse until well pureed (there should be about 4 cups). Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.
  • In a large pitcher whisk together water, lemon juice and sugar until sugar has dissolved. Stir in pureed watermelon. Stir in ice and mint (alternately add ice and mint directly to individual cups and pour lemonade over). Store in refrigerator.
  • *If you don't have time to chill the ingredients then just use more ice in place of some of the water.
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21 comments

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes): I am such a big fan of watermelon flavor. It just doesn’t get enough love in my opinion. This lemonade looks so delightful! May 13, 2015 at 8:49am Reply

  • Megan {Country Cleaver}: I want to sit on a porch swing and sip this all summer long! Gorgeous! May 13, 2015 at 7:39pm Reply

  • Erika: Your food photography is gorgeous. I am pretty sure I want to make this recipe based off the pictures alone. :) May 14, 2015 at 9:41am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Erika! May 14, 2015 at 10:50am Reply

  • Georgie: This looks amazing! I will definitely be making this soon! A perfect summer drink. May 14, 2015 at 10:17am Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: This is so gorgeous!! I pick duds with watermelon all the time. I love it and buy it often and you’d think I’d have the hang of it, but no.

    Congrats on doing a 7mile hike even with your hip situation!! May 14, 2015 at 2:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Averie for the compliment and the congrats :)! It was so nice to actually do something again! May 16, 2015 at 2:01pm Reply

  • Shiran @ Pretty. Simple. Sweet.: One of the reasons why I love summer is because watermelon is available :) Love the simplicity in your recipes! I can’t wait to make this :) May 16, 2015 at 6:02am Reply

  • Medeja: What a lovely drink for spring! Would love to try it :) May 18, 2015 at 3:54am Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): This lemonade is so pretty and just perfect for summer! May 23, 2015 at 11:25pm Reply

  • farah: just made this and it was pretty, refreshing and easy. thank you so much for a great recipe. June 20, 2015 at 3:26pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Farah! Thanks for your comment! June 20, 2015 at 10:01pm Reply

  • beata: looks so refreshing, this will absolutely be on my BBQ menu this weekend! August 4, 2015 at 8:32am Reply

  • Karen: I want to make a large batch of this using my electric juicer… do you have any idea about how much watermelon juice you end up with after running it through a strainer? May 5, 2016 at 6:42am Reply

  • Betsy: This sounds delicious! I’m wanting to make it for my daughter’s watermelon themed birthday party this weekend. How much does this recipe make? May 26, 2016 at 2:23pm Reply

  • Cindy: May I ask where you bought your glasses? July 1, 2016 at 3:33am Reply

  • Sophie nguumbur wayo: This recjpee was simply amazing though without the mint. I loved the flavour. Thanks for pasting it there. July 5, 2016 at 3:40am Reply

  • Erik-Jan: You said yourself that you prefer to get your sugars from a nice dessert. So do you have alternative for the gigantic amount of sugar?
    Because other than that it sounds delicious. July 26, 2016 at 4:25pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Cut back on the amount, sub some honey, or use another low calorie natural sweetener of choice like stevia. July 26, 2016 at 9:23pm Reply

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