Watermelon Limeade is a refreshing and tasty summer drink made from fresh watermelon and limes, perfect for all ages on a hot summer day.
This was sure a fun way to consume a watermelon.
I was at the grocery store like I am every week, and I started to daydream about summer produce. You see, its around late spring that I start to go into some serious withdrawl. The citrus and apples and pears of winter can only tide me over for so long. Then I start longing for the sun kissed fruit of the Pacific Northwest. The bounty of berries, melons, and tomatoes up here is incredible, but also sadly very short lived. I had to do something to tame my craving, so I bought a baby watermelon. Long story short, it wasn't very good, so I through it in the blender. I do this every time a watermelon isn't perfect and I end up making really good drinks like blended watermelon margaritas, watermelon gin fizz, watermelon mint agua fresca, and this watermelon limeade.
If you recall, classic lemonade is basically made from lemon juice, water, and simple syrup. I followed the same methodology for this drink, but instead of lemon juice I used lime and instead of water, I used watermelon juice. It was perfect! If you find it needs to be diluted, just add a punch of ice, let it melt a bit, then stir. This is a perfectly refreshing drink for a hot summer day, and can easily be turned into a quick cocktail with a splash of your favorite booze.
- 4 cups fresh watermelon juice
- 4 ounces fresh lime juice
- 4 ounces simple syrup
- To make watermelon juice, process chunks of fresh watermelon in your blender until liquefied. Pour through fine mesh strainer if there were any seeds or solids.
- To make watermelon limeade, combine watermelon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup in a pitcher. Add ice. Serve immediately or allow ice to melt a bit, stir, and then serve.
Wow who knew something this easy could be so so delicious! Love it! And can't wait especially to have it this summer.
Yummy! This looks so good and refreshing!
This is so refreshing and delicious! I'm a sucker for anything watermelon. Definitely a must have to get you through the hot summer months.
Thanks Krissy, it looks delicious! I don't know how you manage to make all these yummy drinks. I need to pin it for later 🙂
Your photos are making me thirsty!! This sounds like a refreshing drink. I bet it would be great frozen too as a slushy. I love making summer drinks like this. I have a melon-mint and melon-lime version in my rotation that are awesome. I'm sure this one is going to be right in line! Perfect to serve to guests who can then opt to add a little liquor or not. Cheers!