Thursday, July 7, 2011

Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon and lemon are two of the most refreshing flavors, and together, well they're just unstoppable!  This is a great drink to serve at your next summer picnic.  Make a lot, because it'll go fast!  This just tastes like sunshine and summer.
I found the recipe for this lemonade at Smitten Kitchen.  I made a few proportion adjustments.  This is a delightful lemonade that I would certainly recommend to anyone!

Watermelon Lemonade
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

¼ cup water
¼ cup sugar
1 cup watermelon puree (about 1/8 of a pureheart watermelon)
½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
¾ cups water


1. In a small bowl or glass, stir together the ¼ cup water and sugar. Microwave for 30 seconds, Stir. Microwave for 15 seconds. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved (alternately, you can boil the mixture in a small pot on the stove). Transfer the syrup to a cool container. Place in the freezer to cool while you work on the remaining steps.

2. Pour the watermelon puree into a fine-mesh strainer set over a large bowl or pitcher.

3. Add the lemon juice to the watermelon juice. Add the syrup to the juice. Add the ¾ cups water to the juice. Stir well.

4. Serve over ice. Makes 2 glasses.

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