Watermelon Lemonade
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Watermelon Lemonade

We are celebrating my oldest birthday, and she requested I mix up some watermelon lemonade for her party. Besides it being a party favourite, my kids loved sipping on this delicious beverage all summer and it quickly became a staple in our family.  It’s refreshing, different and healthy (according to my kids) LOL.  There is also a grown ups only version of this for happy hour!

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Ingredients:

  • 6 cups chopped seedless watermelon 
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes) or lemons
  • plus 4 lemons, thinly sliced crosswise, for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (add 2 more tablespoons if needed)
  • Mint leaves to decorate
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Directions:

Working in batches, puree the watermelon in a blender with the lime juice and sugar until smooth. Add more sugar, if needed. Transfer puree to a pitcher. Cover and chill until ready to serve.  When ready, add ice cubes to fill and garnish with lemon slices and mint.  Stir and serve.

Spiking this sipper with vodka makes a snappy cocktail for summer, so add 1/2 cup of vodka or limoncello and let the good times roll!! Enjoy !

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Photography by Patricia Brochu