We love fruity summer drinks so much that sometimes it’s actually hard to decide which one to make on any given day. I’ve blogged about our favorites at one time or another, and now we’ve added a new one to that ever-growing list. Doesn’t watermelon lemonade just sound like a perfect drink to enjoy on a hot summer day?
Recipe: Watermelon Lemonade
(from Deb at Smitten Kitchen)
“Makes enough to fill two glasses with ice cubes; we quadrupled it to fill a pitcher.
1/4 cup (2 ounces) fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup (4 ounces) fresh watermelon puree, strained through a coarse strainer to remove seeds if necessary
3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) simple syrup*
3/4 cup (6 ounces) cold water
Stir it all together and serve over ice. Garnish it with a thin watermelon or lemon wedge, if you’re feeling fancy.
Spritzy variation: I have never met a beverage I didn’t think would taste better bubbly, thus, if you’re looking for a spritzier version of this, swap one-third (1/4 cup) or more of the water with seltzer or sparkling water.
Boozy variation: This would taste even better with a splash of vodka. I am not one to argue.
* Make your own simple syrup: Simmer one part water with one part sugar (I did a cup of each and ended up with more than I needed for a quadruple batch) until sugar has dissolved. Let cool.”