Sittin' in the Shade - Watermelon Lemonade

Renée **II**

By
@ReneeCooks

Alcohol is optional, however– I say it’s a necessary component to the recipe; but, if serving to little kids and teetotalers...you can leave it out. It’s still tasty and refreshing.


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Serves:
10 - 12
Prep:
15 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

8 cups cubed seedless watermelon (this is about ½ an 8 – 9 lb. watermelon)
2 (12 ounce) cans frozen lemonade concentrate
4 cans water
1 cup fresh mint leaves
vodka, as much or as little as you like

Step-By-Step

1Place 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.
2Place watermelon chunks in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend until smooth.
3Pour 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.
4Stir watermelon juice into lemonade mixture. Add vodka, if using and pour over ice.
5OR – 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.
6Omit the vodka for the kiddos or anyone else who prefer to enjoy the pure goodness unhindered with the spirits.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy