Here is a refreshing homemade watermelon limeade recipe! Perfect to enjoy on a hot summer’s afternoon after spending time in your garden.
Straight out of the gate, I’m going to tell y’all that watermelon is, hands down, my favorite fruit of all time. I could get all Forrest Gump on you and tell you the hundreds of different ways I love it prepared, but the truth is, I love it all. Freshly cut, grilled, in a salad, chopped over fish, in desserts, and yes, prepared for a juice, plus a ton of other ways. It’s so versatile and compliments dozens of other foods and preparations.
Perfect to enjoy on a hot summer’s afternoon after spending time in your garden.
I head out to my garden around 5:45 every morning. I water it, nurture it, and then I put on my knee pads and start weeding. I could be doing this task for hours, some days more than others. But, no matter how long I’m working outdoors and under the sun, my go-to favorite cold drink that cools me off and refreshens me is homemade watermelon limeade.
It’s bright and sweet and, well, yes, totally refreshing. It pays me back in vitamins that I’ve sweated out and worked off, and quenches my thirst like no other drink.
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Refreshing Homemade Watermelon Limeade Recipe!
It couldn’t be easier to make. Simply remove the watermelon meat from the rind, cut it into chunks and put in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few times, pour over a stainer to extract as much of the juices as possible, discarding the solids.
From here, add the lime juice and simple syrup to the mix and let the star of the show get acclimated with its new friends. Place in the refrigerator for an hour or two so all of the flavors can blend nicely.
This recipe could not be easier to make, nor more delicious. The drink is certainly a true rejuvenator and also one that can be sipped when hanging out with friends.
- 7 cups watermelon cut into chunks
- 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 2 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon simple syrup
- Put watermelon chunks into food processor and process until mixture looks soupy.
- Place a strainer over an empty bowl. Pour watermelon mixture into strainer, and strain out all of the juices, pressing on the solids. You should have 4 cups of strained watermelon juice. Discard the solids.
- Stir in lime juice and simple syrup.
- Serve over ice and garnish with fresh limes, watermelon, and a mint leaf.