Sittin' in the Shade - Watermelon Lemonade

Renée G.


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.


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10 - 12
15 Min
No-Cook or Other


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    8 cups cubed seedless watermelon (this is about ½ an 8 – 9 lb. watermelon)
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    2 (12 ounce) cans frozen lemonade concentrate
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    4 cans water
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    1 cup fresh mint leaves
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    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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About Sittin' in the Shade - Watermelon Lemonade

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

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