watermelon mint lemonade

★★★★☆ 4 Reviews
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By Debbie W
from SW, LA

Nothing says summer more than watermelon. The sweetness of the watermelon and lemon compliment each other beautifully. The fresh mint makes this drink cool and refreshing. If you want an extra kick you can add a shot of vodka per glass. The perfect summer drink!! This drink plus a shot of Titos vodka actually won my husband and me a trip to LA to a movie premiere. The name of the movie was called The Hot Flashes and they called my drink The Hot Flash. It was very cool watching Brooke Shields, Wanda Sykes, Daryl Hannah, Cameryn Manheim, and Virginia Madsen drink the drink I created!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This wonderful watermelon lemonade recipe was brought to our attention after it won another contest... and boy, can we see why! The sweet watermelon and lemon pair perfectly in this summertime lemonade. Add the fresh mint and it becomes even more refreshing. Whether you add a little vodka or serve it as is, this will be your go-to summertime cocktail.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★☆ 4 Reviews
serves 4-6
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For watermelon mint lemonade

  • 4 c
    fresh watermelon juice
  • 3/4 c
    fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 c
    water
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 6
    thinly sliced fresh mint leaves

How To Make watermelon mint lemonade

  • Water, sugar, mint leaves, and lemon in a small saucepan for simple syrup.
    1
    Make the lemon mint simple syrup. Combine water, sugar, mint leaves, and one of the halves of lemons in a small saucepan. Bring up to a boil and then simmer 3-5 min or until all the sugar is dissolved. Set aside for about an hour to cool. After cooled strain mint leaves out.
  • Watermelon juice in a pitcher.
    2
    I like my watermelon juice pulp-free. I use a seedless watermelon, cut in cubes. Puree in a food processor or blender. Pour through a fine sieve using the back of a large spoon to push on the pulp. Discard pulp and repeat the process until you have about 4 cups of watermelon juice.
  • Lemon juice in a measuring cup.
    3
    Juice lemons... it takes about 3-4 large lemons.
  • Watermelon juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, and fresh mint in a pitcher.
    4
    Mix watermelon juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup mixture in a pitcher. Drop 5-6 large mint leaves in the pitcher for extra mint flavor. Mix well.
  • Watermelon Mint Lemonade served over ice with mint and lemon garnish.
    5
    Serve over ice garnished with a lemon slice and mint leaf.
  • Optional shot of vodka.
    6
    This can easily be made into an adult beverage by adding a shot of vodka to one serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. The mixture will separate but just remix it. Keeps well for several days.
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