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Watermelon limeade is a great refreshing drink in this hot summer heat. This recipe is great for a mocktail, cocktail or even popsicles. Believe me that the popsicles are grandson approved. It may take a little bit of time to make but it is so worth it!


Watermelon Limeade

2/3 cup water

2/3 cup sugar

6 cups watermelon, cut up

1 1/2 cups lime juice

3 cups water


In a saucepan boil water and sugar to make a simple syrup. Boil for a few minutes, just until the sugar dissolves, remove from heat and cool. Place watermelon in a blender and blend until it is all juice. Pour into colander with very small holes or use my method of lining the colander with coffee filters and strain watermelon juice. This step makes a big difference in the juice. Pour watermelon juice in a pitcher with simple syrup, lime juice and water. Stir and enjoy over ice!

*If you want it sweeter just make the simple syrup with 3/4 cup sugar and 3/4 cup water.