Watermelon and Mint Lemonade Print Recipe Print Recipe

 

My watermelon intake has gone to an unhealthy level and there’s no intention of stopping. The day I turn red, then maybe I’ll cut back.

Typically, I just cut the melon in half and take a spoon to it. I don’t waste time cutting it up.

Although we’re not going anything crazy this 4th of July, unless you call unpacking crazy…  I was inspired by this awesome idea and my current  obsession to make this watermelon lemonade with blueberry skewers in spirit of the 4th. It was the perfect refreshment, that I drank both servings.

Please, by all means, feel free to add vodka or tequila to this. Then have another for me.

 

 

Watermelon and Mint Lemonade with Blueberry Skewers

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 seedless watermelon, rind removed – about 1 cup juice
  • 10-12 leaves of fresh mint leaves, stems removed
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice – little more if you like it on the sour side
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey or agave
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 4 skewers

Optional for non-prego ladies & men: VODKA

Directions

If you have a juicer, juice watermelon and mint leaves. If not, Puree the watermelon and mint leaves in a blender of food processor and puree, then strain through strainer to remove pulp and seeds.

In a pitcher [or large mason jar] combine 1 cup watermelon juice, lemon juice, honey/agave and ice water. Mix [or shake] until combined. Place in the fridge for a few hours or until cold.

Mix well and then divide the watermelon lemonade between two glasses. For blueberry skewers – skewer about 10 blueberries and drop them into the glasses.

Enjoy!

Serves 2

 

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  • http://www.averiecooks.com/ Averie Cooks

    adorable skewers of blueberries and my watermelon intake has been sky high too!

  • http://twitter.com/katrinaskitchen In Katrina’s Kitchen

    Love this and how adorable are those blueberry skewers? :)

  • Jamie LaFuze

    This looks so incredibly refreshing and perfect for our 4th!  I have yet to juice watermelon and this is the perfect recipe for me to try it out. 

  • http://twitter.com/TidyMom Cheryl

    this just scream summer Lisa! I LOVE it!

  • http://twitter.com/Katrinadingle Warm Vanilla Sugar

    This looks totally delicious! Yum!

  • Eatdrinkpretty

    This is super pretty, perfect idea for my July 4th BBQ!

  • http://twitter.com/laurens_latest Lauren Brennan

    Beautiful!!

  • http://www.athoughtforfood.net/ Brian @ A Thought For Food

    Speaking of prego… I totally had a dream I was pregnant the other night.  It was totally bizarre!  

    But, yes, I will be putting vodka in mine, because I am not prego (thank goodness… that would be frightening). 

  • http://twitter.com/alisonlewis Alison Lewis

    this looks great! Hope you’re feeling well! Your pictures of you are SO cute! I am going to have to try this ASAP

  • Anonymous

    hahaha!!! goodness, that would be frightening. you keep enjoying the vodka, for me at least.

  • http://www.heathersdish.com/ Heather

    the blueberry skewers are so pretty!!!

  • http://twitter.com/edibleliving Sarah Copeland

    I love this! It looks so refreshing. I’m ready to dive right in. 

    P.S. Is there such a thing as an unhealthy level of watermelon intake? My baby girl was made of watermelon and cucumbers. For one hot July when I was pregnant, it’s all I could eat! 

  • http://www.bevcooks.com/ Bev @ Bev Cooks

    D-O-N-E. 

  • http://createdby-diane.com Diane {Created by Diane}

    yummy :)

  • Anonymous

    I sure hope there isn’t, but I certainly eat more than the average person, but maybe not pregnant person. I think I like your combination better, much healthier! My poor guy is being filled up with watermelon, vanilla milkshakes and pasta :)

  • http://www.aidamollenkamp.com Aida Mollenkamp

    Love it! I’ve been making watermelon lemonade as well this summer and it’s become an addiction in our home. The blueberry skewers are adorable too!

  • http://twitter.com/gourmandeinthek Sylvie Shirazi

    Those blueberry skewers are super cute, and there’s nothing better than watermelon and mint together!

  • http://www.howsweeteats.com/ Jessica @ How Sweet

    i don’t think i’ve seen anything this beautiful. love!

  • Anonymous

    Oh. My. Yum!  These look so delicious and refreshing!  My fruit-loving kid would be in heaven with a summer beverage like this.

  • http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/ Brenda @ a farmgirl’s dabbles

    That looks so refreshing. And very pretty!!

  • http://atasteofmadness.blogspot.ca/ ATasteOfMadness

    These are so cute! I don’t know if any of the blueberries would make it on the skewers, I might eat them too fast :p

  • http://cookinwluv.blogspot.com/ Javelin Warrior

    What a refreshing lemonade and I love the contrast of color between the watermelon and blueberry skewers! I’m featuring this in today’s Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and it’s always fun to be following along with your creations…

  • http://mjskitchen.com/ Mjskit

    I’m with you – just cut the melon in half and start eating!!  I love the summers for the watermelon if for nothing else. I will be making this lemonade this weekend! This looks so refreshing and prefect for a garage cleanout weekend!  Thanks for sharing!  Came over from Cooking w/ Luv – BTW.

  • http://twitter.com/TidyMom Cheryl

     Thanks so much for linking up Lisa! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/bright-ideas-for-summer/  Have a fabulous rest of the weekend!

  • Donna

    Gorgeous idea…If one “does” the vodka route..how much should be added?…

  • Anonymous

    I would just add a little [1-2 oz], taste it and then add more until you’ve reached the desired combination, juice to vodka. Enjoy!

  • Helena

    no Pinterest!! I could not keep a copy of your wonderful recipe!