A little bit tart, a little bit sweet, this refreshing Homemade Watermelon Lemonade is the perfect addition to your summer BBQ menu. It goes really well with anything you pull off the grill. Perfect for a hot day.
There’s one thing that is overlooked when planning for a BBQ. The drinks. It’s easily solved by picking up some soda but why not create a fun lemonade drink instead?
This Watermelon Lemonade is entirely from scratch and can easily be doubled or tripled. The best part of this drink, is that it’s terrific as a cocktail, but this is a non-alcoholic version.
If you feel like turning up the volume and creating a cocktail with it, Rum is perfect. You can do whatever you want, but my favorite is rum.
Kids love this drink because it’s just sweet enough with a slight tart taste. It’s refreshing and filled with ice is a great choice on a hot summer evening. It can be made it only a couple of minutes and requires just three store-bought ingredients.
Lemons, Watermelon and Sugar. Easy peasy.
How do you juice lemons?
There are a variety of ways to juice a lemon, including using a lemon juicer. Here are some tricks I use when juicing a lemon.
First, heat the lemons in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds. Just enough to warm them. Then, gently roll them on the counter to loosen the pulp from the peel inside. Now slice in half and juice as desired.
You can squeeze by hand however Walmart has a cheap juicer for around $3-$4 that makes it super easy. If you plan to make this a lot, I absolutely LOVE this product.
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Homemade Watermelon Lemonade Recipe
Homemade Watermelon Lemonade
- 4 cups watermelon chopped
- 4 large lemons juiced
- ⅓ cups granulated sugar
- 6 cups cold water
- In a blender, blend the chopped watermelon until very smooth. Add the squeezed lemon juice and blend again until smooth. If you want to, you can strain this.. but it does remove some of the watermelon flavor, so I don’t recommend it.
- Pour into a large serving pitcher and add cold water.
- Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
- Pour into glass filled with ice. Add a straw and sip away!