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Watermelon Mint Lemonade Recipe

This watermelon mint lemonade is super easy to make and super refreshing during those hot summer months! The great thing about this recipe is that you can totally play with the flavor combinations to get that perfect flavor for you.

The watermelon adds a lot of sweetness, so you might not want to sweeten it much more. Make sure you taste it before adding any additional sweetener.

One thing I like to do when I’m serving this lemonade on a hot day is to make some extra and freeze into ice cubes. Not only to the ice cubes look super pretty but it won’t water down your drink.

If you want to make this an adult watermelon drink, add in some citrus-flavored vodka.

This watermelon mint lemonade is the perfect summer drink.

Watermelon Mint Lemonade

 Ingredients:

Mint Simple Syrup (optional)
½ c. granulated sugar
½ c. water
¼ c. tightly packed fresh mint leaves stems removed and crushed

 

6 c. fresh watermelon, rinds removed and cut into chunks

¾ c. fresh lemon juice (6-8 medium lemons)

½ c. cold water, (plus more, if needed)

½ c. fresh mint leaves, tightly packed with stems removed

fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
lemon slices, for garnish

Directions:

To make the simple syrup, add the sugar, water and crushed mint leaves to a small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves completely. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and discard mint leaves. Cool completely before using.

Add watermelon chunks, lemon juice and ½ cup cold water to a blender and blend until liquefied. Pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove any larger particles. Taste and add more water, if needed. Sweeten with mint-infused simple syrup, if desired.

Bruise ½ c. fresh mint leaves with fingers to release oils and add to the bottom of a large glass pitcher or jar. If serving immediately, add ice cubes to the container and pour the watermelon mixture over top. Add fresh lemon slices to the container for garnish.

To serve, pour over ice and add a sprig of fresh mint and a lemon slice for garnish.

Watermelon Mint Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tightly packed fresh mint leaves, stems removed and crushed
  • 6 cup fresh watermelon, rinds removed and cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice (6-8 medium lemons)
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, tightly packed with stems removed
  • fresh mint sprigs for garnish
  • lemon slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. To make the simple syrup, add the sugar, water and crushed mint leaves to a small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves completely. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and discard mint leaves. Cool completely before using. 

  2. Add watermelon chunks, lemon juice and ½ cup cold water to a blender and blend until liquefied. Pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove any larger particles. Taste and add more water, if needed. Sweeten with mint-infused simple syrup, if desired.

  3. Bruise ½ c. fresh mint leaves with fingers to release oils and add to the bottom of a large glass pitcher or jar. If serving immediately, add ice cubes to the container and pour the watermelon mixture over top. Add fresh lemon slices to the container for garnish. 

  4. To serve, pour over ice and add a sprig of fresh mint and a lemon slice for garnish.  

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Landon Sobczak

Friday 28th of September 2018

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