My absolute favorite homemade bevy to make as the warmer months approach is fresh lemonade. I’ve made many variations in the past and my daughter’s 2nd birthday was the perfect time to test out a new flavor. This time I switched things up by adding fresh watermelon puree, for a sweet spring-time twist!
The watermelon not only colors the lemonade a beautiful shade of pink (how posh) but it also balances the tart lemony notes, which are smoothed out by the homemade simple syrup. Such a delight! If you have yet to try this kind of lemonade, I highly recommend that you do! It’s fairly simple to make and no store bought brand can compare! It was an instant favorite at our Ombre Minnie Mouse celebration a few weeks back, enjoyed by everyone that attended!
Delish for afternoon barbeques and perfect for parties and backyard sipping on sunny filled days. Add a splash of sparkling water, or quickly transform into a refreshing adult beverage by adding fav spirits.
1 large Pitcher.
6-7 Large lemons juiced. 1 extra lemon for garnish
4 cups of watermelon, cubed puréed and strained
1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar boiled for 1-2 minutes to make a simple syrup
2-3 quarts of purified water. (8-12 cups)
Mint leaves, lemon slices, raspberries and fresh watermelon for garnish
Boil sugar and water over high heat for 1-2 minutes to create a simple syrup. Allow to fully cool and set aside.
While sugar and water are boiling, cut lemons in half and juice them.
Pour lemon juice into a pitcher, using a strainer to the catch seeds.
Measure out 4 cups of cut watermelon and purée using a blender or magic bullet.
Pour puréed watermelon through a strainer to remove pulp and then into the pitcher of lemon juice.
Pour cooled simple syrup into lemon and watermelon mixture and stir.
Top the watermelon, lemon and sugar mixture already with purified water, 2 cups at a time. Stir, and then taste before you add additional cups of water until the desired flavor is achieved!
I like to serve mine in fancy glasses with a few of my favorite garnishes!
Here’s how we served the watermelon lemonade at my daughter’s birthday a few weeks back.
Do you have a favorite lemonade recipe? If so, I’d love to hear about it! Happy weekend and thanks as always for reading!
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