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Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Lemonade

Start with the bright tang of lemon, gently sweeten it with golden honey then toss in fresh mint and cold, crisp watermelon. A quick blend and you’ve got the sweet flavors of spring in a glass!

It’s cloudy and rainy in Texas so something light and fresh seemed to be in order. I was strolling through one of my favorite local Farmer’s Markets in search of fresh mint for my sweet tea when I spotted watermelon. Gorgeous, pink chunks of fresh melon that signal that warmer sunny days are ahead.

Back in my kitchen I started flipping through recipes and stumbled across a lemonade recipe, courtesy of Vitamix. It combined those bright yellow lemons with this wonderful melon. So a tweak or two and I included the ingredients I had on hand. Then with a quick blend this combination turned into a Farmer’s Market treat!

This drink takes only minutes to make and you can chill any lemonade that you have leftover. With only four key components in this watermelon lemonade you want really fresh and high quality. Shopping at a market where they actually check the produce is always helpful. For those of you in the North Texas area, the North Richland Hills Farmer’s Market falls into this category and never disappoints! And as for the honey, check out Lieber’s. It’s another great Texas brand and some of the best honey you’ll find.

Watermelon lemonade is so delightfully pink and wonderful it might make you blush!

Watermelon Lemonade

½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 3 lemons

1/3 cup good honey, such as Lieber’s

2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

6 cups seedless watermelon, cut into cubes

2 cups ice

Pour the lemon juice into the canister of a blender. Add the honey and the fresh mint.

Top with the watermelon and process on low for about 30 seconds to blend together.

Add the ice cubes and process, starting on low then a raising to high speed for about 30 seconds or until the ice is blended into the lemonade.

Serve straight up or over ice. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a small sprig of mint!

Makes 4 large glasses of lemonade.

Watermelon Lemonade, courtesy of Preserving Good Stock

April 24, 2019
: Makes 4 large glasses of lemonade.

Start with the bright tang of lemon, gently sweeten it with golden honey then toss in fresh mint and cold, crisp watermelon. A quick blend and you’ve got a kissed with the freshness of spring taste in a glass!

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Ingredients
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 3 lemons
  • 1/3 cup good honey, such as Lieber’s
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 6 cups seedless watermelon, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups ice
Directions
  • Step 1 Pour the lemon juice into the canister of a blender. Add the honey and the fresh mint.
  • Step 2 Top with the watermelon and process on low for about 30 seconds to blend together.
  • Step 3 Add the ice cubes and process, starting on low then a raising to high speed for about 30 seconds or until the ice is blended into the lemonade.
  • Step 4 Serve straight up or over ice. Garnish with a lemon slice and a small sprig of mint!


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