23 August 2011

Watermelon Lemonade

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Another summer staple in my home, and I will hold onto summer as long as I can.  Even if the weather is confused and sticking in the mid-70's right now.  It kind of makes me want to go,

"Hey Mother Nature?  I know that there is craziness to contend with out there, like earthquakes that hit near DC and all and tornado watch just north of me.  But do you think you could hold the warm weather for just a bit longer in the midwest?  Thanks!  Heart ya!"

So here I am sitting here on my porch watching the sun set and sipping on my Watermelon Lemonade -- while my electric blanket is laying over top of me.  

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Meanwhile, I am looking back over my rather unproductive day and wondering what I actually accomplished.  Does anyone else ever have those kinds of days?

The kind of days were you do things, but it is hard to quantify them when you think back over your day before bed.

I did make Watermelon Lemonade, so that should account for something, right?

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The Shopping List:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 lb watermelon
  • 1 lemon
  • 16 oz Club Soda
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    The Method:

    In a small pan, bring the water up to boiling and pour in the sugar.  Stir until the sugar is entirely dissolved to create a sugar syrup.  Put this to the side to cool.

    Take the watermelon and cut it into cubes, taking out any seeds, and putting the cubes into a blender.  Blend until the watermelon forms a puree.  This will make roughly 2 cups of watermelon juice.

    Finally, juice the lemon.

    In a large juice container, combine the sugar syrup, watermelon juice, lemon juice, and club soda.  Mix thoroughly.  Chill and serve in a half hour, or toss in a few ice cubes and serve right away.  Garnish with a little mint to add extra flavor.

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    11 comments:

    1. This looks delicious and a drink I would certainly enjoy! The photos are also great, brava!!!

      Ciao
      Alessandra

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    2. Great recipe!! Looks like a refreshing drink. I agree...great pics.

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    3. This really looks delicious. I know I'd enjoy a glass of this. Your photos are lovely. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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    4. Mid 70's?! Lucky you! :) Anyhow, I have never had watermelon lemonade before. It sounds absolutely delicious and it does sound just like Summer. Hopefully I can imbibe in some before Summer is over!

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    5. The photo is simply stunning! I would love to have a glass of this refreshing delight! I must see if there are some watermelons left on the market...

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    6. Beautiful! I would love to try this, but I think I'd use honey or Truvia instead of sugar! Looks SO refreshing!

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    7. I've concluded that the weather is just weird this summer and that there's nothing we can do about it. Except drink watermelon lemonade. We gotta take control where we can!

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    8. I love the image of you sipping this lemonade from under your electric blanket. I couldn't live without mine, in all kinds of weather.

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    9. This looks so refreshing and something my kids would really enjoy! I know - crazy weather. A hurricane is heading my way. Looks like I need to stock up on supplies and put watermelon lemonade on the list!

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    10. This looks quite refreshing, and is beautiful to boot! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try it out.

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    11. Liquid summer? UH yes please.
      I have a fine mess of those days... but making watermelon lemonade DEF counts for a productive day. Congrats! Look at you, madame productivity!

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