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Watermelon Limeade is a refreshing and tasty summer drink made from fresh watermelon and limes, perfect for all ages on a hot summer day.

watermelon limeade in glass next to pitcher

This was sure a fun way to consume a watermelon.

a pitcher with watermelon juice and a glass with ice

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.

looking down at a glass of homemade 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.

A cup of juice on a table, with Limeade and watermelon Juice

Watermelon Limeade

Prep15 minutes
Total15 minutes
Servings 4 drinks
Watermelon Limeade is a refreshing and tasty summer drink made from fresh watermelon and limes, perfect for all ages on a hot summer day.



  • 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.


If you don't have simple syrup on hand, its easy to make. Just combine equal volumes of water and sugar in a saucepan and heat while swirling just until sugar dissolves. Cool before using and store in air tight container in the refrigerator.


Calories: 129kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 19mg, Potassium: 221mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 879IU, Vitamin C: 21mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Watermelon Limeade is a refreshing and tasty summer drink made from fresh watermelon and limes, perfect for all ages on a hot summer day.

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  1. 5 stars
    Wow who knew something this easy could be so so delicious! Love it! And can’t wait especially to have it this summer.

  2. 5 stars
    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.

  3. 5 stars
    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 🙂

  4. 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!