Watermelon Lemonade

Today is National Lemonade Day, the day where we all honor and celebrate the famous old-time drink. Here, at Swoozie's, we are suckers for the classic summer beverage. However, we couldn't help but SWOOn over this delicious twist of a recipe by Fearless Homemaker

It's a watermelon lemonade that is so crisp and refreshing, you'll want to drink all 8 servings on your own. Oh, and if you want to turn it into a cocktail, Fearless Homemaker suggests adding a splash of sparkling wine or vodka! 

Consider serving this lemonade in one of our personalized mason jars or kate spade new york acrylic glasses. Add a paper straw to the glass and guests won't know if they should be more impressed with the lemonade or the presentation! 

Ingredients

8 cups 1-inch cubes of seedless watermelon (from about a 4 1/2 pound watermelon)
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (roughly 8 lemons)
3 1/2 cups water
1 cup granulated white sugar

for serving: ice cubes or frozen watermelon cubes
lemon wedges + watermelon wedges for garnish

Directions

Working in 2 batches, blend watermelon + lemon juice in food processor or blender until smooth. Pass through a wire sieve to remove any thick pulp/seeds. Transfer to pitcher.

Bring 3 1/2 cups water + sugar to boil in medium saucepan over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add hot syrup to pitcher with watermelon-lemon juice. Refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.

Fill glasses with ice (or frozen watermelon cubes). Pour Watermelon Lemonade over + garnish glasses with lemon wedges +/or watermelon wedges.