Watermelonade

It is summertime and that means watermelon time! I love watermelon and all the lovely things you can do with it:) This recipe is amazing, enjoy summer!

yield: Makes 1 gallon (serves 16)

active time: 30 min

total time: 30 min

You would be hard-pressed to find something more refreshing than watermelon. This cooler is easy to make, beautiful to behold, and not too sweet…. more

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-pound) watermelon (preferably seedless)
  • 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 16 cups ice cubes, divided

Garnish:

  • lemon slices; mint sprigs

Preparation

Cut watermelon flesh into 2-inch chunks and discard rind. Purée one fourth of watermelon in a blender with 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp lemon juice, 4 cups ice, and a pinch of salt. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl, discarding solids. Make 3 more batches. Add sugar to taste if desired and serve over ice.

Cooks’ note: Watermelonade can be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Drink will separate; re-blend before servin

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~ by Colorful Soul on 07/28/2012.

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