The other day I was pulling weeds in our little garden when I smelled the most delicious scent wafting through the air. I started following it like a puppy when I came across the most lovely little patch of mint! This little surprise must have been planted by our home’s previous owners and I was so lucky to have stumbled upon it! After finding it I knew I had to put this amazing scent and flavor to use and decided to whip up one of the most refreshing summer lemonade recipes I have ever had: Sparkling Watermelon Mint Lemonade!
This recipe combines some of the most delicious flavors of summer into one incredible mocktail: the sweetness of watermelon, the tartness of lemon, and the cool flavor of mint! Plus, this recipe is so simple to put together and would be a total show-stopper at your next summer get-together. Here’s how you make it:
Sparkling Watermelon Mint Lemonade
2 lemons, quartered
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/2 medium seedless watermelon (about 9 pounds), rind removed, flesh cut into chunks
2-3 cups ginger ale or sparkling water
Squeeze lemons into a large pitcher; add squeezed lemon quarters. Add mint and sugar; mash with a wooden spoon until mint is bruised and sugar is dissolved.
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart
Not only is this recipe unbelievably delicious, it is gorgeous to look at! All of those colors scream summer and would make any table look beautiful and festive.
What are your favorite summer mocktail recipes? I’d love to hear your ideas!