Watermelon lemonade is a great refreshing drink for the summer. Combining lemon juice and watermelon juice makes for a tasty drink on its own or one you can use as a base for a light cocktail.
Homemade watermelon lemonade is much better than the lemon watermelon drinks you buy in the store. It’s fresh and beautiful and easy to make in a matter of minutes.
Of course, this recipe is simply a mixture of watermelon and lemon juice with a little sugar or simple syrup. But here’s a step-by-step process for how you can make it in the right proportions.
How to Make Watermelon Lemonade
First make both the watermelon and lemon juice. Cut about 3 to 4 cups of watermelon and the purée them in a blender or food processor.
Strain the watermelon juice by placing a wire mesh strainer over a mixing bowl and pouring in the watermelon juice from the blender. That should separate the juice from the pulp. Simply discard the pulp and use the watermelon juice for your watermelon lemonade.
Finally squeeze two lemons into 2 cups of watermelon juice and stir. Then add 2 tablespoons of sugar and stir until it’s dissolved.
How to Serve Watermelon Lemonade
You can just drink watermelon lemonade on its own. It is a delicious and refreshing beverage. Or you can make boozy watermelon lemonade in several different ways.
To make watermelon lemonade with vodka, add three parts watermelon lemonade to one part vodka.
You can also use watermelon and lemonade to make watermelon rum lemonade. You can use the same 3:1 proportions for a light cocktail.
- wire mesh strainer
- Mixing Bowl
- 4 – 5 cups cubed watermelon
- 2 lemons
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- First, make watermelon juice by blending watermelon pieces in a blender. Pulse the blender on high until the watermelon is liquified.
- Place a wire mesh strainer over a mixing bowl and strain the watermelon juice. Throw away the pulp.
- Squeeze two lemons into the watermelon juice and stir. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and stir until it dissolves.
- Serve in two glasses over ice or chilled. Garnish with a wedge of lemon or watermelon.