Watermelon Lemonade

June 12, 2017

Summer! Watermelon Lemonade! So! Much! Excitement!

Confession: I haven’t had lemonade in a hot minute. The last time I had it was when I was little, and I know that it was one of my favorite summer drinks growing up! We’re already a couple weeks into summer break, and I haven’t even really thought about actually enjoying the warmer weather. Last week, I was busy at my high school preparing for the upcoming school year already! Thankfully, that’s all over now, and I can seriously start to get in a summer state of mind.

 

Watermelon Lemonade - My Southern Sweet Tooth

In the recipe card down below, you’ll know that I’ve added an optional ingredient… rosemary. Adding herbs to lemonade might seem a little strange at first, but trust me, it adds such a subtle, fragrant flavor! Rosemary pairs so well with the sweet watermelon and it’s something I’ve done for almost all of my watermelon recipes. This lemonade tastes amazing without it, but why not?

Watermelon Lemonade - My Southern Sweet ToothWatermelon Lemonade - My Southern Sweet Tooth

This watermelon lemonade is something that I actually accidentally made while trying to make a watermelon/lemon flavored frozen yogurt (which totally failed, and turned into a block of ice. literally). I ended up trying to make that same frozen yogurt three more times, before I finally gave up. Then, I tried to make a smoothie, but the juices kept separating and the texture was awful. Finally, I decided to take out the yogurt, add more watermelon and lemon juice, and BAM. Lemonade!

This drink is absolutely perfect for relaxing by the poolside on a hot summer’s day, or even a nice, cool drink to sip on while watching Netflix. Oh, and you could even pour this mixture into popsicle molds! That would be soooo cute. Actually, let me know if you give that a try!

Watermelon Lemonade - My Southern Sweet ToothWatermelon Lemonade - My Southern Sweet Tooth

5.0 from 2 reviews
Watermelon Lemonade
 
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Ingredients
  • 6 cups watermelon, chopped
  • 1 cup lemon juice (aka the juice of about 4 lemons)
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary (opt.)
Instructions
  1. Place watermelon, lemon juice, water, and rosemary in a large blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Strain through a mesh strainer into a pitcher. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for up to a week. Enjoy!

What’s your favorite flavor of lemonade?

xx, Ashley

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22 Comments

  • Reply Casey the College Celiac June 12, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    What a fun twist on traditional lemonade! The gorgeous color doesn’t hurt either ;)

  • Reply Emma June 12, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    YUM this looks so good! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply cara June 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Oh my gosh this looks/sounds so yummy! the perfect summer drink!

  • Reply Nikki - Notes of Life June 12, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Oh, this sounds so delicious! Perfect for summer days :)

  • Reply Kate June 12, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    What a great idea. I love lemonade and watermelon, so I am sure that I would love this! :)

  • Reply Poonam June 12, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    This looks so refreshing! I can’t wait to try this.

  • Reply Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated June 13, 2017 at 2:13 am

    LOVE the colour of this! And how you used only a little bit of honey instead of loads of sugar. Yum!

  • Reply Francesca June 13, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Oh my goodness, your photos are gorgeous! Pinning this as I’m sure I’ll be making it all summer long. Thank you Ashley!

  • Reply Joanie @ One Dish Kitchen June 13, 2017 at 7:26 am

    I always put watermelon in my blender to make watermelon juice but never thought to add lemon juice – I love this idea! Watermelon Lemonade sounds so refreshing and perfect to enjoy in the summer heat.

  • Reply Brianna June 13, 2017 at 7:47 am

    I’ve heard that freezing watermelon cubes before putting them in the blender with the rest of the stuff helps keep the drink super cool and refreshing in summer!

  • Reply Nazrin June 13, 2017 at 9:06 am

    AHMAGGAAAHHHDD I HAVE DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN! Water melon is my favourite thing in the world as it is but I have never had it as a drink! With lemon too! What am i waiting for seriously!!!

    http://www.nmdiaries.com

  • Reply Jolina June 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    We’ve been having gloriously warm days lately so these would be perfect! I’ve never tried putting herbs, can’t wait to try that.

  • Reply Denisse | Le Petit Eats June 13, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    I love the idea of rosemary in this adding a subtle complexity!

    • Reply Ashley June 13, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      Yup! It gives a hint of herby freshness :)

  • Reply Terra June 13, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    What a perfect way to use my extra watermelon. Thank you so much. Pinned for later.

    • Reply Ashley June 13, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      So happy that you liked it, Terra <3

  • Reply Willow June 13, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Yum! This is the perfect drink for Summer! I have been meaning to buy some watermelon.

  • Reply Amanda Kruse June 14, 2017 at 10:28 am

    The perfect drink for Summer! I haven’t had watermelon lemonade before, so I will have to try this out.

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

    • Reply Ashley June 14, 2017 at 10:49 pm

      yes yes try it! PS I love your blog, Amanda :)

  • Reply Cat June 14, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Mmmm this lemonade recipe looks so delicious! I’ll definitely be saving it to Pinterest and trying it sometime soon! Thanks for the inspo!

  • Reply Dia All The Things I Do June 18, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    I’m curious about the hint the rosemary adds to the flavor. I also love that it’s sweetened with honey instead of sugar. Looks delicious.

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