Watermelon lemonade recipe, super simple, great for parties and large gatherings. A very healthy and refreshing drink, made with fresh watermelon and lemon. Switch from artificial store-bought drinks to this all-natural energizing drink. Watermelon Lemon Juice Recipe
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I have used fresh watermelon and lemon for making this drink. Fresh fruit juices taste ultimately refreshing, like this fresh pineapple juice and kiwi milkshake. And store-bought artificially flavored juices can never come close to these.
The watermelon which I bought was sweet enough that it does not require any form of extra sugar. But If you wish you may sugar as per your requirement.
The hint of basil leaf’s flavor makes everyone love this watermelon lemon juice. I bet your guest would shower you with appreciations.
Watermelon lemonade recipe is quite popular in our family during the summer days. A big watermelon is huge enough to last for a couple of days.
I have to accept that we have got addicted to the flavor and the excellent taste watermelon. So we hunt for new recipes to enjoy the watermelon to the maximum we could.
To our surprise watermelon tastes excellent in every recipe that we have made so far. And this watermelon lemonade recipe has a special mention on our list.
Whenever I make this healthy lemonade, I usually select a large pitcher and set it on the kitchen counter. This way it is easy for us to have multiple servings during the day.
This delicious summer lemonade is best for the outdoor summer party. Here in the United States, summer is strong, If you are making this for serving outdoor, I would suggest adding a lot more ice, to make it good to stay for upto 4 hours. Because watermelon loses its refreshing flavor soon in the warm temperature.
The other fresh summer drink recipes,
- Non-Alcoholic Mojito
- Beet Juice Recipe
- Kiwi Juice Recipe
- Fresh Strawberry juice
- How to make carrot juice
Serving Ideas of Watermelon Lemonade
This drink is very versatile and tastes great however you serve. But the following three are our all-time favorite.
Simple lemonade. The natural juice of watermelon is already in the drinkable form. So serving as it brings tremendous satisfaction while drinking.
With Ice cubes. Fill the glass with ice cubes, and stir in this energy drink. This one is the classic way of serving.
With sparkling water. To a glass stir in our lemonade, sparkling water and top with ice cubes. This way of serving is pleasant for the adults at the party. And we feel rejuvenated in every sip.
Make a cocktail. Feel free to combine with your favorite drink and create a new variation of cocktails or mocktails.
Watermelon lemonade variations
Fresh cut fruits. Stir in chopped fresh fruits in the drink gives a chewy texture. Select contact looking fruits the watermelon’s pink color-just to giving an idea for presenting the watermelon lemonade looks more pleasing.
Lime juice. Instead of lemon juice in this recipe, use lime juice. Gives a strong, rich flavor.
Mint leaves. Mint leaves complement the watermelon’s flavor beautifully. A few leaves work perfectly for this recipe. Stir them to the pitcher. And allow the fruity lemonade to infuse with mint’s flavor naturally. And feel the magic of bright, rich lemonade with the hint of mint.
Jalapeno. You may think it does not makes the lemonade spicy. Deseed them according to your individual preference. Core and deseed them completely if you want to have jalapeno just for its flavor. And leave a few seeds on the make your lemonade with mild heat. Try this variation and appreciate yourself for choosing this modification.
Cucumber. Another fresh ingredient to pair with watermelon. They gel with each other and forms a fabulous drink when combined.
Strawberry. Combine 2 cups of watermelon and 1 cup of strawberry to serve watermelon strawberry lemonade. But taste it before adding sugar. As the sweet strawberry needs less sugar and vice versa.
How long will it take to make watermelon lemon juice?
It requires a few minutes. The higher percentage of time involves in watermelon lemonade is cutting the fruit and blending it. The rest is super easy even a child could handle it. When preparing for the party, engage your adult children in stirring and arranging. They will love this, as the drink looks attractive to work with.
How long watermelon lemonade stays good?
Fresh fruit drink tastes better when freshly made. And this rule applies here as well. This refreshing summer drink stays good for upto 2 hours in the outdoor. But, adding more ice cubes helps to extend the storing time.
Can I make this drink in advance?
Watermelon is a delicate fruit, invariably it’s a good idea to enjoy them with freshness. But when you are making for a crowd, make the watermelon juice concentrate. And combine the puree with the rest of the ingredients within an hour before serving.
Other watermelon recipes,
Watermelon Lemon Juice
- 6 cups watermelon cubes
- 2 tbsp lemon Juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 cups crushed ice
- 2 basil leaves
- 2 cups water
- In a blender add watermelon cubes and blend it until it becomes smooth. Strain if necessary.
- In a large container, add watermelon puree, lemon juice, sugar, crushed ice, basil leaves and water.
- Give it a gentle mix until sugar dissolves completely.
- Transfer it to tall serving glasses. Garnish with watermelon or lemon slices if needed. Serve watermelon lemon juice immediately.