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Jun

Watermelon Mint Lemonade

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We had a few of our dearest friends and their little ones over for a Memorial Day barbeque last weekend and had such a lovely time. The weather was perfect, and the food was delicious! All of the kids played in the backyard, the men hung out around the grill, and the ladies prepared the side dishes in the kitchen. Such a stereotypical American barbeque and so much fun!

Everyone brought dishes to share, but I greeted everyone with this fresh watermelon mint lemonade. Some chose to spike theirs with a little tequila, but I love mine as it is. It’s so refreshing on a warm day and is the perfect summer beverage!

 

Stir the honey water and chopped mint into the watermelon, cucumber, and lemon juice then put in the fridge to chill for an hour.

Serve over ice with a lemon slice as a garnish. Enjoy!

 

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Watermelon Mint Lemonade

AUTHOR: Danielle Walker - AgainstAllGrain.com

SERVES: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups hot water
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 4 cups watermelon chunks, rind removed
  • 3 lemons
  • 1 cucumber, peeled
  • ½ cup cup fresh mint, roughly chopped

Instructions:

  1. Mix the honey into the hot water until it dissolves, then set aside until it cools to room temperature.
  2. Run the watermelon, lemons, and cucumber through a juicer. Pour the extracted juice into a pitcher.
  3. Alternatively, you can put the watermelon and cucumber in a high speed blender and blend until smooth but you will want to make sure there are no seeds. Juice the lemons by hand, then stir into the pureed watermelon mixture. Pour through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher.
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  • http://thetastyalternative.com amber

    Hi Danielle,

    This looks amazing! I’ve never thought of putting watermelon in lemonade…sounds superb.

    So funny…I am sharing my ginger mint limonade on Thursday! Looks like we are both looking forward to summer. I was in NYC last week, but my husband said it was near 100 here in Davis. So nice and cool this week (thankfully).

    I look forward to trying your recipe!! I have yet to make watermelon juice.

    I have a question for you…does watermelon ever bother your stomach? Last summer I discovered that watermelon was irritating my stomach. I looked it up online, and found it affects many others in this way (and some other melons too). I was pretty bummed about it, as I grew up on watermelon. I found eating it with other food and eating just a little helps, so I can’t eat large amounts (like I want to) or on an empty stomach. So interesting.

    Thanks Danielle.

    Hugs,
    –Amber

    P.S. Sounds like such a lovely party!!!

    • Against All Grain

      I’ve heard that but haven’t had problems myself. Also – I’ve always heard the juices of fruits are easier to digest than the fibrous parts that are discarded.

  • Susan

    This looks delish!! I would like to see nutritional info after the recipes so we can see the net carbs, carbs, fiber, etc. Just a thought!

  • http://cookingglutenfree.blogspot.com Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free

    This looks so great for a day at the pool! Thanks, I’m pinning this one :)

  • http://www.glutenfreehappytummy.com Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy

    ooh that sounds so refreshing! and it looks mighty delicious! i love that color:) so bright and cheery! i love having friends over for a BBQ….so fun:) thanks for sharing!

  • Alima

    can’t wait to try! ive been making paleo popsicles a lot this summer and this would be so yummy in posicle form!

    • Against All Grain

      Great idea!! I’ll have to try that!

      • liese

        I will have to make a batch and freeze into cubes for Slushies.