Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade

It has been rather warm here lately...and we have been enjoying watermelon in salads, for dessert and even in our drinks. A nice cold glass of watermelon lemonade on a hot day is the perfect refresher!

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 cups watermelon, cubed and seeded
  • 2/3 cups lemon juice (or juice from 2 large lemons)
  • crushed ice
  • Sprite (or other citrus flavored soda pop)

  1. Combine sugar and water in small saucepan.  Bring to boil, stirring to dissolve sugar.  Cool.
  2. Puree watermelon cubes in blender.
  3. Add fresh lemon juice.
  4. Strain watermelon/lemon puree.
  5. Add cooled sugar solution.
  6. Chill.
  7. Fill drinking glass with crushed ice.
  8. Pour watermelon lemonade over crushed ice until glass is about 3/4 full.
  9. Top with Sprite. 
Yield: Two quarts of lemonade.