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Watermelon Mint Lemonade

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A nice cold refreshing summer drink easy recipe using fresh cut watermelon, mint and lemons. Easy recipe for Mint Simple Syrup included if you like a sweeter lemonade. #lemonade #watermelondrink #summerdrink

Homemade Watermelon Mint Lemonade is a nice cold refreshing summer drink easy recipe. It’s a perfect cold drink for summer soiree’s, poolside drinks or just as a treat to your self after a long hard hot day.

Begin with a homemade Mint Simple Syrup to sweeten your lemonade if you like. We use fresh cut watermelon, fresh mint leaves and fresh lemons.

Thicker Watermelon Mint Lemonade made using a bit more watermelon.

Thick or Thin Summer Drink

This recipe is quick and easy to prepare. This is one of those recipes you’ll want to tinker around with to find the right flavor combination for your crew. You may want more watermelon for a thicker beverage or less watermelon and more water for a slight taste. Play around with it and make the recipe your own.

Simple Mint Syrup

The Simple Syrup is quick and easy to prepare. It is also optional. Watermelon is sweet on it’s own but some are sweeter than others. So we like to prepare the Simple Syrup just in case.

I can hear Forest Gump now saying “Life is like a box of chocolate, you don’t know what you get until you bite into it.” It is the same way with watermelon. Some are sweeter and some not so much.

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Make ice cubes using the Watermelon Mint Lemonade for an extra cold treat on a hot day! As the cubes melt in the glass it won’t water down the lemonade like regular ice cubes.

A nice cold refreshing summer drink easy recipe using fresh cut watermelon, mint and lemons. Easy recipe for Mint Simple Syrup included if you like a sweeter lemonade. #lemonade #watermelondrink #summerdrink

Simple Ingredients for Watermelon Mint Lemonade

  • Fresh Mint
  • Watermelon
  • Lemons
  • Sugar
  • Water

Benefits of Fresh Mint

As with many fresh herbs, mint adds flavor without increasing sodium. The potential health benefits of mint include antioxidants and anti-inflammatory. Fresh mint is believed to help with upset stomach and indigestion. Mint is considered to be an aromatic decongestant because it contains menthol. You might want to fit some into your diet anytime you have a cold.

Benefits of Watermelon

If the delightful taste of watermelon isn’t enough to enjoy the treat. Here are a few good reasons to indulge in watermelon.

The fact that Watermelon is made up of mostly water makes it a low calorie summer culinary delight. In addition, Watermelon is also loaded with nutrients such as, vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. Lycopene has been linked with good heart health.

A nice cold refreshing summer drink easy recipe using fresh cut watermelon, mint and lemons. Easy recipe for Mint Simple Syrup included if you like a sweeter lemonade. #lemonade #watermelondrink #summerdrink

So drink up! While you are enjoying the delicious cold treat which is Watermelon Mint Lemonade you will be feeding your body a variety of nutrients and health benefits!

Watermelon Mint Lemonade

A nice cold refreshing summer drink easy recipe using fresh cut watermelon, mint and lemons. Easy recipe for Mint Simple Syrup included if you like a sweeter lemonade. #lemonade #watermelondrink #summerdrink

A nice cold refreshing summer drink easy recipe using fresh cut watermelon, mint and lemons. Easy recipe for Mint Simple Syrup included.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Ingredients

  • MINT SIMPLE SYRUP (optional)
  • ½ c. granulated sugar
  • ½ c. water
  • ¼ c. tightly packed fresh mint leaves, stems removed and crushed
  • 6 c. fresh watermelon, rinds removed and cut into chunks
  • ¾ c. fresh lemon juice (6-8 medium lemons)
  • ½ c. cold water, (plus more, if needed)
  • ½ c. fresh mint leaves, tightly packed with stems removed
  • fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
  • lemon slices, for garnish

Instructions

SIMPLE SYRUP INSTRUCTIONS

Add the sugar, water and crushed mint leaves to a small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat.

Stir until the sugar dissolves completely.

Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and discard mint leaves.

Cool completely before using.

WATERMELON LEMONADE INSTRUCTIONS

Add watermelon chunks, lemon juice and ½ cup cold water to a blender and blend
until liquefied.

Pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove any larger particles.

Taste and add more water, if needed.

Sweeten with mint-infused simple syrup, if desired.

TO SERVE

Bruise ½ c. fresh mint leaves with fingers to release oils and add to the bottom of a large glass pitcher or jar.

If serving immediately, add ice cubes to the container and pour the watermelon
mixture over top.

Add fresh lemon slices to the container for garnish.

To serve, pour over ice and add a sprig of fresh mint and a lemon slice for garnish. 





Notes

You may want more watermelon for a thicker beverage or less watermelon and more water for a slight taste. Play around with it and make the recipe your own.

Make ice cubes using the Watermelon Mint Lemonade for an extra cold treat on a hot day! As the cubes melt in the glass it won’t water down the lemonade like regular ice cubes.

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