Sittin' in the Shade - Watermelon Lemonade
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8 cups cubed seedless watermelon (this is about ½ an 8 – 9 lb. watermelon)
2 (12 ounce) cans frozen lemonade concentrate
vodka, as much or as little as you like
Place lemonade concentrate and mint leaves in large pitcher and stir/smoosh with wooden spoon until mint is bruised and releases its oils. Stir in 4 juice cans water.
Place watermelon chunks in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend until smooth.
Pour watermelon into a wire strainer over a bowl or pitcher. Press/stir with a wooden spoon to encourage the juice to drain, keeping the remaining pulp in the strainer. Discard pulp.
Stir watermelon juice into lemonade mixture. Add vodka, if using and pour over ice.
OR – pour vodka over ice in individual serving glasses and fill with watermelon-lemonade. Garnish with additional mint leaves or watermelon chunks and lemon wedges, if desired.
Omit the vodka for the kiddos or anyone else who prefer to enjoy the pure goodness unhindered with the spirits.