Watermelon Lemonade

There it sat on my counter for almost a week. And I knew if I cut it open, that watermelon would be mealy but sweet. I don’t throw produce away if I can help it, but what do I do?

Watermelon Lemonade

This week, I busted out the blender and made a Watermelon Lemonade. Starting with the perfect watermelon is the hardest part, because this recipe works when you have the sweetest fruit. The wise folks at the market can steer you in the right direction. When someone picks up a melon and thumps away, be skeptical. It hasn’t always worked for me. I choose the heaviest feeling ones (with the most liquid). But it hardly matters with this recipe. You don’t need perfection one when it’s headed right for the blender and strainer. Just leave it alone for a few days to be sure.

Watermelon Lemonade

  • Juice from a whole a watermelon
  • Juice from one whole lemon
  • a pinch of kosher salt
  • Accessories: a large bowl, large strainer, blender and spoon

You’ll begin by removing the skin and rind with a sharp knife, cut the whole melon in half and remove from the skin. Since it’s ripe, the skin will remove easily. Place the two inch pieces in your blender. (You may have to do more than one batch depending on your blender’s size.) dd the fresh lemon juice and set the blender to medium for about 30 seconds. If you have a high speed blender like a VitaMix or Ninja, it might take less. You’ll know it’s ready because it will be a smooth enough consistency to drink.

Strain it to remove the seeds and pulp, add a pinch of salt to the bowl, then taste. If you love it, leave it alone! If you have a sweet tooth or have an unsweet melon, add a touch of honey. Start with a teaspoon, stir and taste again.

Check my Juicy Bubbly Cocktail too, a fantastic combination of champagne and watermelon.

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15 Responses to Watermelon Lemonade

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  2. Sounds yummy! Haven’t had watermelon yet this season, but this makes me want to go out and get some!

  3. Hmm, watermelon lemonade? Haven’t tried that before, but it sounds tasty and the ingredients are fairly healthy. Will have to try that out during the summer with a glass of ice.

  4. Marie Leslie says:

    There’s a just-purchased watermelon on my counter along with lemons in my fridge. I know what we’re making this afternoon. My family will LOVE this.

  5. Shelley Webb says:

    It looks beautiful! I think it would be even better with a little spritz of something like Club Soda or Sprite!

  6. Anita says:

    It has been super hot here! This I am trying :)

  7. Heather says:

    Pathetic, I know, but to make it un-healthy, I’d add ice cream and make it a float. :) but yeah I’ll try it the healthy way too– my 6 year old twins will enjoy this with me, thanks!

  8. Kerry Postel says:

    Love this idea! One water melon between two is often too much so this is a great idea for half of it! Thanks!

  9. This is genius! I just bought the most disappointing watermelon, and rather than force-feed it to myself, I’m totally going to turn it into lemonade. :)

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