Recipe: Watermelon Lemonade

The two best parts of summer, together in one glass

When we saw that Beyoncé was investing in a line of watermelon juice, we couldn't help but combine it with her other recent drink/song phenomenon, lemonade—hence, our ultimate refreshing cooler for summer. You don't have to listen to Beyoncé while you sip it, or spike it with vodka or gin for that matter, but doing both might get you drunk in love.

Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen

Watermelon Lemonade
5 from 41 ratings
Amp up your lemonade with a punch of watermelon for the perfect summer beverage.
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Total time: 10 minutes
  • 2 ¾ cups water, divided
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 lemon, zested with a peeler
  • 1 mint sprig, plus more for garnish
  • 4 cups cubed watermelon, plus more for garnish
  • ¾ cup fresh lemon juice
  • Ice, for serving
  1. In a small saucepan, combine ½ cup of the water with the sugar, lemon zest and mint sprig. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until the sugar is dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool completely, then strain, discarding the solids.
  2. In a blender, combine the lemon syrup with the remaining 2¼ cups of water, the watermelon and lemon juice. Purée until smooth, then strain into an ice-filled pitcher. Divide between glasses, garnish with a slice of watermelon and a mint sprig, then serve.
Calories per Serving 158
Total Fat 0.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 41.4 g
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
Total Sugars 36.0 g
Sodium 12.3 mg
Protein 1.4 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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