Watermelon Lemonade

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins

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


  • 2 lemons, quartered

  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves

  • ½ cup packed light-brown sugar

  • ½ 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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