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Sparkling Watermelon Mint Homemade Lemonade

This watermelon mint lemonade recipe combines some of the most delicious flavors of summer: sweet watermelon, tart lemon, and the cool flavor of mint!

Sparkling Watermelon Mint Homemade Lemonade

The other day I was pulling weeds in our little garden when I smelled the most delicious scent wafting through the air. I started following it like a puppy, when I came across the most lovely patch of mint!

This little surprise must have been planted by our home’s previous owners and I felt so lucky to have stumbled upon it.

After finding it, I knew I had to put this amazing scent and flavor to use. I decided to whip up one of the most refreshing homemade lemonade recipes I have ever had: Sparkling Watermelon Mint Lemonade.

Watermelon mint lemonade

This recipe combines some of the most delicious flavors of summer into one incredible mocktail: the sweetness of watermelon, the tartness of lemon, and the cool flavor of mint!

Plus, this recipe is so simple to put together and would be a total show-stopper at your next summer get-together. Here’s how you make it:

watermelon lemonade

Watermelon Mint Lemonade Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 lemons, quartered
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 medium seedless watermelon (about 9 pounds), rind removed, flesh cut into chunks
  • 2-3 cups ginger ale or sparkling water

Directions:
Squeeze lemons into a large pitcher; add squeezed lemon quarters. Add mint and sugar; mash with a wooden spoon until mint is bruised and sugar is dissolved.

In a blender, puree watermelon in batches until smooth; pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher (you should have about 8 cups of juice). Stir to combine (if not serving immediately, refrigerate covered up to 3 days).

When ready to serve, add soda or sparkling water if using; serve over ice. Garnish with watermelon, mint and lemon slices in glitter plastic cups if desired.

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart
This homemade lemonade recipe combines some of the most delicious flavors of summer: sweet watermelon, tart lemon, and the cool flavor of mint!

Not only is this homemade lemonade recipe unbelievably delicious, it is gorgeous to look at!

All of those colors scream summer and would make any table look beautiful and festive. This recipe is my new summer MUST. You’ve gotta try it.

This homemade lemonade recipe combines some of the most delicious flavors of summer: sweet watermelon, tart lemon, and the cool flavor of mint!
Yield: 10 cups

Watermelon Mint Lemonade

This homemade lemonade recipe combines some of the most delicious flavors of summer: sweet watermelon, tart lemon, and the cool flavor of mint!

This homemade lemonade recipe combines some of the most delicious flavors of summer: sweet watermelon, tart lemon, and the cool flavor of mint!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons, (quartered)
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup light-brown sugar, (packed)
  • 9 lb seedless watermelon, (about 1/2 a medium melon; rind removed)
  • 3 cups ginger ale or sparkling water

Instructions

  1. Squeeze lemons into a large pitcher; add squeezed lemon quarters. Add mint and sugar; mash with a wooden spoon until mint is bruised and sugar is dissolved.
  2. In a blender, puree watermelon in batches until smooth; pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher (you should have about 8 cups of juice). Stir to combine. (If not serving immediately, refrigerate covered up to 3 days.)
  3. When ready to serve, add soda or sparkling water if using; serve over ice. Garnish with watermelon, mint and lemon slices in sprinkle-rimmed glasses if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 41gProtein: 3g

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 watermelon mint lemonade recipe

What are your favorite summer mocktail recipes? I’d love to hear your ideas! And, be sure to visit us as we blog about style, food, and the things we love over at the Pretty Life Girls where you can find other delicious recipes like these Tropical Striped Popsicles!

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Hovawart

Friday 5th of August 2016

What kind of sugar did you use to encrust the glasses? It doesn't look like either the granulated sugar one gets in bags in the baking aisle nor yet brown sugar...

Amy

Friday 5th of August 2016

Hi there! It's sprinkles like these: http://m.partycity.com/products/sparkling%20white%20sprinkles%208oz?kwid=sparkling%2520white%2520sprinkles%25208oz&qcid=&ref=ci&extcmp=pla%257CGoogle

So I corrected the post since it's not exactly sugar . . . great question :D

Anita

Thursday 4th of August 2016

This looks so refreshing! Thanks for sharing.

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