July 7, 2010

Watermelon Lemonade

Summer is here and that means, heat, heat and watermelons.  I absolutely love watermelon.  I have memories of visiting my aunt in Brooklyn in the Summer as a kid having all the watermelon I could eat.  You see her "friend" at that time was a manager at a grocery store. He would bring us lots of watermelon, I guess to get on our good sides. So I always look forward to watermelon season.

 My daughter and I are the only watermelon lovers in the house.  Usually a large watermelon can last for days.  Sometimes I'm over zealous and end up buying too much watermelon.  I never want it to go to waste so I make Watermelon Lemonade.

It's cool, refreshing and just another great way to enjoy the watermelon.  Although my husband and son are not fans of watermelon, they are fans of Watermelon Lemonade.

You just need the following:
  1. 1/2 - 3/4 Cup Lime juice.  (I know I said lemonade but I use limes.  They are locally grown and are cheaper than imported lemons.)
  2. 1 1/2 Cups Watermelon Juice. (Put the watermelon in a blender, then strain.
  3. One Gallon of water.
  4. 1 1/2 Cup Sugar.  ( I know, alot right?  But I like sugar...dont judge me. Adjust the sugar to your liking.)

Mix all ingredients together and chill several hours. 
All ingredients can be adjusted to taste.  You may like yours more tart so use more limes or prefer to have the sweetness of the watermelon to dominate so adjust to your liking.

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  1. Oooooooooooooooooh I am making this for supper tonight!!

  2. From one watermelon lover to another...OMG this made me drool! I like to make smoothies with watermelon, ice, a lil sugar, and cilantro. Yeah, cilantro!~your latest follower

  3. @EcclecticLadyLand...I will definitely try that smoothie...Thanks for following!

  4. Yummy. This will be on my favs list tomorrow morning,