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I don’t normally post on Saturday’s, but I had to post this drink. It will be a perfect addition to your 4th of July party or picnic. It is so refreshing. Not too sweet, not too tart, and just a hint of watermelon.
3/4 cup sugar
2 3/4 cup water, divided
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cups fresh watermelon puree, strained to remove the seeds
1. Combine sugar and 3/4 cup water in a sauce pan (you are making a simple syrup). Heat until sugar dissolves. Let cool.
2. Combine remaining ingredients into a pitcher, add cooled simple syrup. Stir.
3. Serve over ice.
TIP: I used frozen lemon juice that I squeezed from the lemons off my tree. I pick the lemons when they are perfectly ripe, squeeze all the juice, and freeze in various size portions (1 cup, 1 tbl, and 2 tbls sized portions) to use in dishes and drinks all year long. Nothing beats fresh squeezed lemon juice.
Digi Stitches Spotlight says
That looks and sounds awesome! Gotta try it!
At $1 per lemon at our grocery store I decided to go the less expensive route and use frozen lemonade when I made this for a party at my house. Still, it turned out really delicious! I love the color and the subtle taste of watermelon. It's definitely on my 'make again' list when I need a special summer drink.
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Becka M says
any idea why the need to make a 'simple syrup' first? more dishes and time….