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Watermelon Limeade


Spiking this sipper with vodka makes a snappy cocktail for summer.

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  • Yield: Makes 2 quarts

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2003


  • 8 cups chopped seedless watermelon (about 6 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, plus 2 tablespoons more, if needed
  • 1/2 cup vodka (optional)
  • Mint leaves


  1. Working in batches, puree in blender watermelon with lime juice and sugar until smooth. Add more sugar, if needed.

  2. Transfer puree to a pitcher; add vodka, if desired. Cover; chill until ready to serve.

  3. Stir; pour into tumblers, over ice. Garnish with mint.

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  • bharatbuysell
    9 JUL, 2011
    i really like the way it looks cant wait to make one of my own
  • sarahbell02
    14 AUG, 2008
    Amazingly delicious - always a hit!
  • kiltfire
    28 JUL, 2008
    This watermelon limeade is tasty -- and FUN!
  • mmsrjs
    21 JUL, 2008
    Somersizers call this "watermelon icy", and it's great for early morning before breakfast drink. only change is using somersweet instead of the dreaded sugar.