Saturday, September 25, 2010

Watermelon lemonade

Summer's making a last hurrah with temperatures in the mid-80s here. A perfect day for watermelon lemonade, and a perfect day for a lemonade stand. The girls had been begging for a lemonade stand for almost a year. After patiently waiting through the kitchen renovation, they finally had their day.

This was so delicious that it almost didn't make it to the lemonade stand. It would be a perfect summer party drink. With vodka for the grownups. Without for the kids. (Note: This is not a drink for kids with texture issues. The blended watermelon has a slightly pulpy consistency. I might try this as a granita next summer.)

Watermelon lemonade

8 cups 1-inch pieces seedless watermelon (from about 4 1/2 pounds)
1 cup fresh lemon juice

3 1/2 cups water
1 cup sugar
Ice cubes
Lemon wedges

Working in 2 batches, blend watermelon and lemon juice in processor or blender until smooth. Transfer to pitcher.

Bring 3 1/2 cups water and sugar to boil in medium saucepan over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add hot syrup to pitcher with watermelon-lemon juice. Refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours. Fill tall glasses with ice. Pour watermelon lemonade over ice and garnish glasses with lemon wedges.


  1. you are the expert at the obscured child shot!

  2. You crack me up! I'd photoshop that cooler in front of my kids all the time except I don't know how to photoshop.


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