Sittin' in the Shade - Watermelon Lemonade

Renée G.

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@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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
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.
2
Place watermelon chunks in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend until smooth.
3
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.
4
Stir watermelon juice into lemonade mixture. Add vodka, if using and pour over ice.
5
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.
6
Omit 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