Watermelon lemonade: a cool, refreshing, healthy drink of watermelon juice and lemons or limes. Put a touch of salt on the glass rim for an extra burst of flavor.
I love Mondays. Yeah, you heard right. I LOVE MONDAYS. I’m probably the only person on this planet happy to see the weekend end. Another one of my "weirdnesses" I guess.
I don’t know, maybe it’s because weekends are usually kind of “slow” for me. Not much going on, pretty much the same old routine of running errands and such... They feel so non-productive to me that by the time Sunday night comes around, I can’t wait to get the work week going.
Yesterday, however, was an exception. Yesterday, I was part of a "Family Iron Chef" competition. Ever wonder what a food geek’s idea of fun is? Well, this is it. Recreating Food Network shows, just for the fun of it.
Last year, we did "Chopped in the Family". This year, it was our own version of "Iron Chef America”. Organized and very meticulously put together by my 16 years old nice. Vicky and I got to compete against Vicky’s two sisters-in-law. The secret ingredient? Jersey corn. One hour to prepare three courses in a hot kitchen with limited counter space and only four burners. Let me tell you, the real Iron Chef Competition is a piece of cake compared to that.
But I’ll tell you what the most challenging part was for me: my 6-year-old son’s brutally honest feedback. Anything from: “I didn’t like anything about this dish!” to “Why did you put cheese here, you know I don’t like cheese!” to “Mommy, corn does not go with ice cream!” And finally, the kiss of death: “I really want my mom to win, but I’m pretty sure she’s going to lose…” All that coming from a kind-hearted kid who is always concerned about other people’s feelings. Ouch. Oh well, at least he’s learning to be honest!
We did have a great time though, despite the harsh comments. And definitely made the weekend a bit more “exciting”, so it's all good 🙂
One of the drinks we enjoyed that day was this watermelon lemonade ( that could also be made into a limeade!). Super simple and refreshing, made with just a handful of ingredients you most likely have in your fridge during the summer: watermelon juice, fresh lemons (or limes), and agave or maple syrup, which is totally optional.
We like serving this watermelon juice lemonade on a salt-rimmed glass. Just press the rim of the glass onto a plate with lemon juice or agave.
Then onto a plate with coarse salt. Pour the watermelon lemonade, add some ice cubes and done!
Other Summer Drinks to Try
- Date-Sweetened Raspberry Lemonade
- Rosewater Lemonade
- Jalapeno Mint Lime Ice Tea Spritzer
- Homemade Cold Brew
- Pina Colada Agua Fresca
- Golden Milk Ice Cream Float
- Nectarine Lemonade
- Summery Passion Fruit Sangria
- Blueberry Lime Frozen Margarita
- Watermelon Lemonade
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Watermelon lemonade: A cool, refreshing, healthy drink of watermelon juice and lemons or limes. Put a touch of salt on the glass rim for an extra burst of flavor.
- ¼ of a large, seedless watermelon, diced (preferably cold)
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice or lime juice
- 3 tbsp of raw agave nectar (or to taste) - OPTIONAL See Note 1
- Coarse sea salt and fresh lime wedges for garnish
- Combine watermelon, lemon juice and agave in a blender
- Blend until smooth and refrigerate until ready to serve
- Before serving, place sea salt on a small plate, wet the rim of the cups with a fresh lemon or lime wedge and gently dab it into the salt until all the rim is covered.
- Alternatively, pour some agave on a small plate, turn a glass upside down on the agave, so the rim gets covered in agave, then repeat on the salt plate.
- Pour the cold watermelon lemonade, over ice.
- Garnish with a lemon wedge, if desired
- If you like your drink more on the sour side like we do, reduce the amount of agave or skip it altogether.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Category: drink
- Method: no cook
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 91
- Sugar: 19
- Sodium: 2.5
- Fat: 0.3
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0.2
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 23
- Fiber: 0.8
- Protein: 1.2
- Cholesterol: 0