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sittin' in the shade - watermelon lemonade

Recipe by
Renée G.
Uptown, AR

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

yield 10 - 12
prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For sittin' in the shade - watermelon lemonade

  • 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

How To Make sittin' in the shade - watermelon lemonade

  • 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.

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