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


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


  • 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.

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About Sittin' in the Shade - Watermelon Lemonade

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