Beverages & Smoothies/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Watermelon Mint Lemonade

Watermelon Mint Lemonade

Watermelon Mint Lemonade

Beverages & Smoothies
By Mama Veggie Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 30 minutes

This watermelon mint lemonade recipe has the ability to be adapted many ways to suit a variety of tastes. Try adjusting the amount of water based on how juicy of a watermelon you have, and how strong of a flavor you desire.

What I love about this recipe is that it tastes absolutely delicious without any added sugar, however I've includes an mint infused simple syrup if you like your lemonade less tart.

Some other uses for this delicious beverage...If you have extra, you can try freezing the lemonade into ice cubes, or adding a few ounces of your favorite vodka for an adults only treat!

Ingredients

  • 6 c. fresh watermelon, rinds removed and cut into chunks
  • ¾ c. fresh lemon juice (6-8 medium lemons)
  • ½ c. cold water, (plus more, if needed)
  • ½ c. fresh mint leaves, tightly packed with stems removed
  • fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
  • lemon slices, for garnish
  • Mint Simple Syrup
  • ½ c. granulated sugar
  • ½ c. water
  • ¼ c. tightly packed fresh mint leaves, stems removed and crushed

Instructions

1

To make the simple syrup, add the sugar, water and crushed mint leaves to a small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves completely. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and discard mint leaves. Cool completely before using.

2

Add watermelon chunks, lemon juice and ½ cup cold water to a blender and blend until liquefied. Pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove any larger particles. Taste and add more water, if needed. Sweeten with mint-infused simple syrup, if desired.

3

Bruise ½ c. fresh mint leaves with fingers to release oils and add to the bottom of a large glass pitcher or jar. If serving immediately, add ice cubes to the container and pour the watermelon mixture over top. Add fresh lemon slices to the container for garnish.

4

To serve, pour over ice and add a sprig of fresh mint and a lemon slice for garnish.

Watermelon Mint Lemonade
Watermelon Mint Lemonade

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