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Delicious Watermelon Lemonade Recipes With a Twist

Watermelon lemonade
by: Carrie Barrett | June 12, 2017
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Summer is here and nothing says fun in the sun with friends and family than something refreshing and delicious to sip on all season long. We found the top watermelon lemonade recipes sure to please anyone, from your picky two-year-old niece to your uncle who loves any drink with a little spike to it. Whatever your style, we’ve got you covered.

Below are our favorite recipes with a summer twist on a classic favorite.


TRADITIONAL WATERMELON LEMONADE

Photo by Cooking Classy, located at www.cookingclassy.com/

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups cubed seedless watermelon, chilled (2 lbs after peeling)*
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 3/4 cup fresh strained lemon juice, chilled
  • 2/3 cup sugar (more or less to taste)
  • Ice and fresh mint for serving

Directions:
Add watermelon to a blender and pulse until well pureed (there should be about four cups). Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. In a large pitcher, whisk together water, lemon juice and sugar until sugar has dissolved. Stir in the strained watermelon juice from your strained puree. Stir in ice and mint (or you can add ice and mint directly to individual cups and pour lemonade over). Store in refrigerator.

*If you don’t have time to chill the ingredients, just use more ice in place of some of the water.

Serving size: 2-4 drinks


SPARKLING WATERMELON LEMONADE

Now, let’s add a little fizz to the summer staple to make an oh-so-good sparkling version!

sparkling watermelon lemonade

Image by Delish Knowledge, located at www.delishknowledge.com/

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 3 lemons
  • ¼ cup sugar or sweetener of your choice
  • 1 liter sparkling water {no flavor}

Directions:
Juice watermelon and lemons. Mix juice with sugar. Add sparkling water and consume your fabulously fizzy libation.

Serving size: 2 drinks


WATERMELON LEMONADE SLUSHIES

Watermelon with ICE, ICE, BABY… need we say more?

Photo by Life in the Lofthouse, located at http://life-in-the-lofthouse.com/

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups frozen cubed watermelon
  • 2 cups lemonade

Directions:
Place frozen watermelon and lemonade in a blender (if watermelon is frozen solid, let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes to slightly defrost). Cover blender with lid and blend until combined. You can always add more ice if you want it thicker. Pour into glasses and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Serving size: 2-4 drinks


SPIKED WATERMELON LEMONADE

It’s about time we made the grown-up version of this delicious concoction, and this recipe does not disappoint. It’s a special twist on a childhood favorite.

Photo by Julie’s Eats & Treats, located at http://www.julieseatsandtreats.com/

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 1 (12 oz) can frozen lemonade
  • 1 ¾ cups water
  • 1 ¼ cups vodka
  • Ice
  • Garnish: watermelon slice and/or lemon slice

Directions:
Add the watermelon and frozen lemonade to a blender. Blend until watermelon and lemonade are mixed to desired consistency. Pour into a pitcher and stir in water and vodka.

Serve immediately by pouring over a glass of ice. Add garnish and cheers to the deliciously refreshing drink you just made!

Serving size: 2-4 drinks


Which of these watermelon lemonade variations are you most excited to try? Share photos of you and your creations in a comment below.

Thirsty for more? Check out Welk Resorts San Diego’s Summer Splash event where they’ll be serving more signature summer cocktails to keep you cool and refreshed.

Happy summer, and happy sipping!

Delicious watermelon lemonade recipes with a twist

2 Responses

  1. Carole says:

    Appreciate these recipes. However, would like to see the recipe for the delicious seafood or krab salad that has been part of the Welk Resort Escondido buffet for many years.

    • Welk Resorts says:

      Great suggestion, Carole. Be on the lookout for our buffet’s seafood salad recipe on a future blog post!

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