Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Watermelon Limeade


8 Cups cubed watermelon, seeds removed (or 1 quart watermelon juice)
1 Cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 Cup sugar, or more to taste
lime slices, for garnish
mint springs, for garnish


1. Place half of the watermelon cubes in a blender and process until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve set over a large bowl; discard the solids. Repeat with the remaining watermelon cubes. (You should have about 1 quart of watermelon juice.)

2. Add the lime juice and sugar to the watermelon juice, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Taste, and add more sugar if necessary. Transfer the limeade to a nonreactive pitcher and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

3. Serve over ice in tumblers, with lime slices and mint springs for garnish.

Makes 5 cups (4-6 servings)


  1. Hey, thank you for posting this recipe. It seems like a refreshing summer drink. If I had any frozen watermelon left, I would try it today.
    Another Nonna