Watermelon Lemonade with Rosemary

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Watermelon Lemonade with Rosemary (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Picture it (channeling my inner Sophia): It’s 90° outside, the sun is beating down, and muggy isn’t even the word for the sticky, humid conditions. You know what you need? A cool, refreshing watermelon lemonade with fresh garden rosemary!

 

This summer drink has just the right combination of sweet and tart to cool you off. And I’ll let you know several ideas to really make it your own too!

 

Like I said, since it’s flipping hot outside, I’m going to keep this short and sweet so you can get to enjoying your watermelon lemonade right away. This recipe is for one glass, so you can whip one up right away. If you’d like to make a pitcher, just increase all of the ingredients equally times 4 or 6 (depending on the size of your pitcher).

 

Oh, just one more thing: Check out my recipe for Watermelon Feta Mint Salad, where I explain how to pick a watermelon that’s ripe and sweet.

Watermelon Lemonade with Rosemary (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp simple syrup
  • 1/2 c cold water
  • 3/4 c watermelon, blended
  • 1/4 t rosemary, roughly chopped
  • Ice cubes

Watermelon Lemonade with Rosemary

To make simple syrup, simply combine 1 c water and 1 c granulated sugar in a pot and bring to a summer until all sugar has dissolved. Place in a container and chill. This will last in the fridge for two to three weeks.

 

Place about 3/4 c chopped watermelon in a blender. I found it necessary to carefully press it down with a wooden spoon, so all the chunks were touching the cutting blade. Blend until smooth.

 

I also grabbed a sprig of fresh rosemary from the garden, took off a few needles, and broke them up by hand. I’m thinking it was about 1/4 tsp.

 

In a glass, combine all ingredients, stir, garnish with small slices of watermelon and lemon, and enjoy!

 

Additional Options

  • Do you love the bubbles in sparkling water? Use that instead!
  • Want to make it a summer cocktail? Add 1 oz vodka and have a party!
Watermelon Lemonade with Rosemary (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
(Photo by Viana Boenzli)

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Watermelon Lemonade with Rosemary (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Watermelon Lemonade with Rosemary

A cool, refreshing watermelon lemonade with fresh garden rosemary! This drink has just the right combination of sweet & tart to cool you off on a hot summer day.
Total Time 3 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 c fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp simple syrup
  • 1/2 c cold water
  • 3/4 c watermelon, blended
  • 1/4 tsp rosemary, roughly chopped
  • Ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • To make simple syrup, simply combine 1 c water and 1 c granulated sugar in a pot and bring to a summer until all sugar has dissolved. Place in a container and chill in the fridge. This will last two to three weeks.
  • Place about 1 c chopped watermelon in a blender. I found it necessary to carefully press it down with a wooden spoon, so all the chunks were touching the cutting blade. Blend until smooth.
  • I also grabbed a sprig of fresh rosemary from the garden, took off a few needles, and broke them up by hand. I’m thinking it was about 1/4 tsp or so.
  • In a glass, combine all ingredients, stir, garnish with small slices of watermelon and lemon, and enjoy!

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