If you are looking for a delicious lemonade recipe, this Watermelon Lemonade is amazing. This watermelon drink recipe always hits the spot on a hot summer day. This easy lemonade recipe will quickly become a family favorite with the fresh watermelon and fresh lemons that combine for an amazing Watermelon Lemonade!
Watermelon Lemonade Recipe
This easy lemonade recipe is made with watermelon and lemons plus a few other ingredients that make for one amazing pink lemonade recipe, that everyone loves.
This homemade lemonade recipe is one that I tend to have made in the fridge at all times. My kids can not seem to get enough lemonade and we always have a pitcher made!
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This fresh watermelon lemonade is the perfect drink to bring along with us for our holiday picnics or even just when we are going to the pool. It is one of my favorite drinks to put in to my water bottle for a summer day.
For this recipe I started with my watermelon juice recipe, which is one that my kids love to have me make for them. If you have never made it, I highly suggest you do. It is like the easiest drink recipe ever and so refreshing!
This recipe was inspired by a trip to Chic-Fil-A. I had the watermelon lemonade at Chick-fil-A and when I took a sip I was sad to find out that instead of tasking like a real watermelon flavor, it tasted like the candy watermelon flavor.
It was my sadness the day I tried the watermelon lemonade at Chick-fil-A that inspired me to create this pink lemonade made with fresh watermelon and fresh lemon.
This fresh lemonade recipe is so much better then the Chick-fil-A watermelon lemonade. The one makes me sad because it tastes like a candy watermelon flavor instead of the refreshing flavor of a fresh juicy watermelon.
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Tips for Making Watermelon Lemonade
Cut the watermelon into small cubes. Cubes of watermelon blend better than larger chunks.
Squeeze the lemons with a juicer. As much fun as it is to squeeze lemons by hand it takes a bit of time, so to speed things up I like to use a lemon juicer.
When serving this watermelon lemonade, I love using Mason Jar glasses and fun straws plus you can also a drink umbrella too! You can get totally fancy and add lemon slices and watermelon slices on the edges of the glasses for even more flare!
How to Store Homemade Lemonade
After making the homemade lemonade store it in the fridge in a pitcher without ice. Homemade lemonade will keep in the fridge for 5-7 days.
How do you make lemonade less bitter?
If you fin your lemonade bitter you can sweeten it with additional sugar or honey. It is important when squeezing the lemons that you do not get any of the white part of the lemon in it, that part is very bitter and will make the lemonade bitter.
Can you freeze lemonade?
You can freeze homemade lemonade. In fact I like to use homemade lemonade to make ice cubes so when I add them to my homemade lemonade i don’t dilute the flavor.
To make lemonade ice cubes pour the lemonade into an ice cube tray. Put the tray in the freezer and freeze for 3-4 hours until they are frozen.
If you want to freeze a lemonade concentrate to thaw and make lemonade later make the simple syrup and pour the simple syrup and the lemon juice together and mix well. Then pour the lemonade concentrate into an airtight conainer or a freezer safe zip close bag and store in the freezer. Lemonade concentrate will keep for up to 6 months in the freezer.
When it is time to make lemonade thaw the lemonade concentrate and mix with 3.5 cups of water and the fruit of choice if desired.
For the homemade watermelon recipe you are going to need the following tools:
Blender – Personally I am in love with my Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen Blender.
Strainer. You want one that has REALLY tiny holes, or you are going to end up with a chunky drink.
Watermelon Lemonade Ingredients
- fresh lemon juice – You will need 10-12 lemons.
How to Make Watermelon Lemonade
Bring the water, sugar, and salt to a boil in a pot over high heat, stirring occasionally.
Remove pot from heat and set it aside.
Puree the watermelon in a blender until smooth
Pour watermelon puree through a strainer into a pitcher.
Stir in the sugar water, lemon juice and top it off with ice.
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- Bring the water, sugar, and salt to a boil in a pot over high heat, stirring occasionally.
- Remove pot from heat and set it aside.
- Puree the watermelon in a blender until smooth.
- Pour watermelon puree through a strainer into a pitcher. Stir in the sugar water, lemon juice and top it off with ice.