Sparkling Watermelon Mint Lemonade

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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:

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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.
In a blender, puree watermelon in batches until smooth; pour through a fine-mesh sieve into pitcher (you should have about 8 cups of juice). Stir to combine. (If not serving immediately, refrigerate, covered, up to 3 days.)
When ready to serve, add soda or sparkling water, if using; serve over ice. Garnish with watermelon, mint and lemon slices in sugar-rimmed glasses, if desired.
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

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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.

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What are your favorite summer mocktail recipes? I’d love to hear your ideas!

Happy sipping!
ox. Liz

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  • KasiaAugust 12, 2016 - 1:52 pm

    Hi there 😀
    Nice blog and great ideas! You’re great inspiration girls!


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