This Refreshing Watermelon Mint Lemonade is Perfect for Summer!

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watermelon mint lemonade recipe

watermelon mint lemonade recipe

There are certain tastes we associate with summer and for me one of them is watermelon. It’s sweet, it’s crisp and one I absolutely love. Now, add it to a fruity beverage like lemonade – it’s the perfect blend of summer flavors. This recipe adds in mint that gives it a bit of a fresh spice, and if you wanted you could add some fruity alcohol to the mix to kick it up for your adult parties. It only takes a few minutes to toss together, but it’s a taste of everything you wanted this summer and helps hydrate and refresh you at the same time!

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups fresh watermelon, rinds removed and cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice (6-8 medium lemons)
  • 1/2 cup cold water, (plus more, if needed)
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, tightly packed with stems removed
  • fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
  • lemon slices, for garnish
  • Simple Syrup (Optional)

Directions:

  1. watermelon mint lemonadeAdd 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To serve, pour over ice and add a sprig of fresh mint and a lemon slice for garnish.
  4. Optional – Add Simple Syrup to your lemonade if you want it sweetened more than what the watermelon brings to the drink.

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