August 31, 2013

Watermelon Lemonade for the summer is finally here!

Watermelon lemonade

The last two weeks of heat and I believe the summer is finally here. It is hot, humid, the fans are running non stop and a part of me is constantly looking for something cool to drink.

Even Lil A comes and asks "Are you really, really thirsty?" waiting for me to say yes, so he can say "so am I." He will then go on to have a glass of water with me. Even Tiny M will see his sippy cup with water and start saying "de de (give, give)".

So a couple of days ago, I was making lemonade to go with evening dinner. I got the ingredients together - sugar, lemons and then my eyes rested on the mini watermelon that has been sitting on the counter for good 4-5 days. I hit upon the idea of watermelon lemonade and  quickly got to work.

I pureed the watermelon till I had a puree almost like juice. I didn't sieve it, but you could and them mix it with the lemonade.

The result was something unique and delicious. Lil A liked and drank his cup quickly. The little one got a few sips and I even froze little bit for popsicles which were met with "oohs and aahs" the next day.

1/2 mini watermelon
2 fresh lemons
1/4 cup sugar
3-4 cups water
tiny bit ginger for adults

Chop the watermelon and puree it with the ginger and water till most of the lumps are gone. In a bowl make a sugar and lemon syrup with 1/2 cup water till the sugar dissolves.

Watermelon lemonade
Mix the lemon and sugar syrup with the watermelon puree. Add some ice and serve cold.

Enjoy the Labor Day weekend.



  2. Very refreshing and my favourite lemonade..

  3. So pretty and so clever! :)


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