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Watermelon Lemonade


With these icy pink drinks, your summer celebration will be made in the shade.

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  • Servings: 8

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2008


  • 2 lemons, quartered
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 medium seedless watermelon (about 9 pounds), rind removed, flesh cut into chunks
  • 1 cup vodka (optional)


  1. Squeeze lemons into a large pitcher; add squeezed lemon quarters. Add mint and sugar; mash with a wooden spoon until mint is bruised and sugar is dissolved.

  2. In a blender, puree watermelon in batches until smooth; pour through a fine-mesh sieve into pitcher (you should have about 8 cups of juice). Stir to combine. (Refrigerate, covered, up to 3 days.) Add vodka, if using; serve over ice.

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  • SarahMBern
    21 SEP, 2012
    Thanks for the inspiration, Martha! However, I highly recommend a few changes... drop the brown sugar completely. The drink is already so sweet without it. And add some lime and a splash of club soda. And don't skimp on the mint! Much more flavor and not gonna make you sick with sugar after half a glass. So yummy!