Light and refreshing summer drink. Garnish with watermelon slice. Can be made into an adult cocktail by adding a little vodka.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the watermelon into a blender. Cover, and puree until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh sieve.

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  • Bring sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in 3 cups of cold water and the lemon juice. Divide the ice into 12 glasses, and scoop 2 to 3 tablespoons of watermelon puree over the ice, then top with the lemonade. Gently stir before serving.

Nutrition Facts

50 calories; 0.3 g protein; 13 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 2.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2010
I liked this a lot, I did not however strain it, I i really pureed the mess out of it. My melon was very sweet, so i cut back the sugar a bit. Combined with a nice spiced rum this also made a lovely adult beverage :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/17/2010
I assembled this right before a party. I was horrified at how sickeningly sweet it was. I even cut down the sugar as per other reviews. I added a lemon club soda to it and it saved the day. I think I doubled the liquid with the amount of club soda. It turned out really nice once this was added. I will have to figure out just how much sugar is necessary.?Maybe on a previous review? As of right now I would cut the sugar by 2/3rds and see how it went. Read More
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91 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 53
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2010
I liked this a lot, I did not however strain it, I i really pureed the mess out of it. My melon was very sweet, so i cut back the sugar a bit. Combined with a nice spiced rum this also made a lovely adult beverage :) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2010
This is light, refreshing and very simple to prepare. I did strain my watermelon through a fine mesh sieve. I mixed the lemonade mix and watermelon together in a pitcher and just poured over ice. The only change I made was to adjust the sugar to our liking. I will make this again. Thanks for sharing:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
I made two batches of this at once one with artificial sugar and one with regular sugar and both turned out amazing! This is definitely going to become a summer drink we'll use again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2010
THIS IS SO GOOD!!! I like this better than plain lemonade... a lovely combination of sweet and sour, like a Warhead candy. I had simple syrup on hand, and I only used 1/3 cup... I believe this would have been less sugar than the recipe called for. I blended the watermelon and lemon juice together - did not strain - I like my lemonade pulpy. Thanks for the great recipe, Docswife! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/17/2010
I assembled this right before a party. I was horrified at how sickeningly sweet it was. I even cut down the sugar as per other reviews. I added a lemon club soda to it and it saved the day. I think I doubled the liquid with the amount of club soda. It turned out really nice once this was added. I will have to figure out just how much sugar is necessary.?Maybe on a previous review? As of right now I would cut the sugar by 2/3rds and see how it went. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2010
I use about half the sugar or substitute honey or agave nectar to make it healthier. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/24/2010
Too much work for the end result. Eating the watermelon along side a glass of cold lemonade would have been just as refreshing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2010
SUPER......even 5 stars w/ vodka...uummmmm Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2010
DELICIOUS!!! I used half Splenda and half sugar in an attempt to lower calories---THANK YOU for this keeper!!! Read More
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