For a refreshing blend of several flavors, try this watermelon and mint lemonade recipe to pair with a snack or light meal!
Note: the original version of this recipe appeared in the May 28, 2021 edition of The Salem News.
- 4 cups of fresh watermelon juice from a seedless watermelon
- ¾ cup of fresh lemon juice (will require 3 to 4 standard lemons)
- ¾ cup of water
- ½ cup of sugar
- 6 thinly sliced fresh mint leaves
- Combine the water, sugar, mint leaves, and half of a lemon in a small saucepan, bringing them to a boil.
- Let these ingredients simmer together for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until all of the sugar has dissolved.
- Set the mixture aside for about an hour so that it can cool and form into a syrup.
- Strain the mint leaves out once the syrup has cooled.
- Cut a seedless watermelon into cubes and puree them in a blender or a food processor.
- Pour the pureed watermelon into a fine sieve, pushing the pulp through with a large spoon.
- Continue this process until you have 4 cups of watermelon juice, and discard remaining pulp.
- Squeeze the juice from the 3 to 4 lemons until you get ¾ cup.
- Mix the watermelon juice, lemon juice, and the syrup mixture in a pitcher.
- Drop 5 to 6 large mint leaves into the pitcher and mix them in well to activate that extra mint flavor.
- Serve the completed watermelon and mint lemonade over ice, garnished with another mint leaf and a slice of lemon.
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