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Watermelon Lemonade

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pitcher 1x


Great recipe for watermelon lemonade!


  • 1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh watermelon puree, strained through a coarse strainer to remove seeds
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup (created by boiling 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup sugar together until sugar is dissolved)
  • 2 cups cold water


  1. Stir everything together, and serve over ice.  Feel free to garnish with lemon or watermelon slices, and/or mint!
  2. Sugar free: Any number of artificial sweeteners would work well here. (And many do not need to be boiled to dissolve, so you could just add them in directly.)
  3. Herbal: For an extra kick, add a sprig of fresh rosemary or mint leaves into the water as you boil the simple syrup.
  4. Bubbly: Substitute setlzer or sparkling water (or champagne!) for some extra fizz!
  5. Mixed: Substitute some vodka or other mixer of choice to kick it up a notch!
  6. Frozen: I imagine this would be fantastic as a slush! Or, it freezes nicely into sweet little popsickles or ice cubes. :)


Adapted from Smitten Kitchen