This delicious watermelonade recipe includes hints of honey and lime juice for the most refreshing summer drink.
I have a difficult time making recipes like this watermelon lemonade with a watermelon because I feel like watermelon, in and of itself, is about as perfect as it can get. Just hand me a salt shaker and a knife and get out of my way!
But today’s watermelonade recipe is a special exception. Why? Because it is basically watermelon that you can drink. No knife, no stickiness, sit back with a straw, and drink the whole melon if the mood hits ya. I add just enough “extra” stuff to enhance the flavor, being careful not to detract from it.
These extra ingredients include lime juice to put the “lemonade” in watermelonade. Then I also add honey for sweetness and a touch of salt, which is totally optional. The instructions are as easy as they come. Just pop all the ingredients in a blender and blend it up until it’s liquefied. Then pour it into a cup filled with crushed ice and you have watermelon lemonade. This is the perfect refreshing drink to enjoy during summer.
So next time you go to buy (or pick) a watermelon, buy (or pick) two instead. Eat one, drink the other. You can’t go wrong! If you wanna see how I do it, skip right on down to the first picture.
And now for the watermelonade.
- Fresh watermelon
- Bottled or fresh lime juice
How to Make Watermelonade
Now here are the instructions, so don’t blink because you’ll miss it, k?
Put all of the ingredients into a blender.
Blend until smooth and completely liquified
Serve your watermelonade over crushed ice.
That’s it! Told ya this watermelon lemonade was too easy.
Sit back, put your feet up, and enjoy your watermelonade!
This is best served immediately. But just adjust the ingredients depending on how many servings you’re after.
- Feel free to substitute the lime juice for bottled or fresh lemon juice.
- Another popular substitution is using granulated sugar instead of honey for that added sweetness.
- Garnish with a lime slice (or lemon slice) and a fresh mint sprig.
- You can pour the watermelonade straight into a glass with ice. However, you may also like to strain it first for a smoother finish.
- If you seek an alcoholic watermelonade, add an ounce of vodka or tequila to your glass and give it a good stir before enjoying it. The perfect summer cocktail!
You may also like these refreshing drink recipes:
Tropical Pink Mocktail (Fun Fruity Summer Drink)
Sugar-Free Peach Lemonade (2 Ingredients Only)
Wedding Punch (Non-Alcoholic Cranberry Punch)
- 5-6 cups cubed watermelon black seeds removed
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 pinch salt, optional
- Place all ingredients into a blender and cover. Blend on high speed until completely liquified.5-6 cups cubed watermelon, 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup honey, 1 pinch salt, optional
- Serve over crushed ice.
Oh the memories this “clinging” note brought. My daughter is 51 this year – older than most of you moms out there, lolololol. But, I too remember the “passage to adulthood…driving, going off to college, first apartment, first “real job”, and on and on. Each step brought that unbearable lump in my throat for a moment, and then it passed. But to this day I can look at her and see that young woman she was…and I think I am going to make her some watermelonaide just in gratitude. Thank you God for getting us both through those times… Thank you Christy for sharing. xoxoxo
That made my heart smile Linda!! I hope you and your daughter enjoy a big cool glass and reminisce over some precious memories soon!!
Yum, I’m going to have to wait for Aldi to get some affordable watermelons in and buy 2 now!
My oldest son’s first “real” job was a night job. He didn’t get home until 2:30 in the morning. I had 8 more at home to take care of in the morning, I’m NOT a night person, staying up was out of the question. How well does a mom sleep when her kids are out driving after a 10 hour work shift, at 2 A.M.!?!? …And the night he knocked on our bedroom door to tell us that he’d been in an accident on the way home and totaled his car??!? (He and his carpool friend were both completely uninjured, and he was able to limp the car home to die. Proof that God was on duty even after I went off, haha.) I adjusted eventually, but was SOOO happy when he was offered a DAY job, at his dad’s office!!! They even drive together!!! Oh The Mom Relief. : )
Oh my goodness, thank goodness God is always on duty!!
You do YOU, not anyone else. You are doing a fantastic job so just continue to do what you know is right for you and yours.
Thank you Lisa!
I’m making Watermelonade and loving baby picture of Brady. I put 2 containers of watermelon in the freezer to use later this month then no more watermelon till next summer. This makes a great quick meal when you use the big serving cause it is so filling.
The only lime juice I have is Key Lime juice. I think (hope) that will be OK. My watermelon isn’t 100% sweet, but it’s really juicy, so I hope this is good.
The Key Lime juice will work just fine!!
Christy, it’s been 30 years since I’ve been through that with our sons, but I remember it like yesterday. What would we do without the Lord to comfort us in these times of distress? It all works out, thanks to Him!
I was wondering why lemon juice wouldn’t be used instead of lime. Have you tried that? Maybe a little less tart? Sounds delicious anyway with this 95 degree weather we’re having in Florida already. Thanks for everything you do1
I have just always used lime, since they are pretty interchangeable you could certainly try it!! Let me know if you do!!
My one-and-only-baby graduates next month. I tell him that when I look at him I still see his sweet baby face, only now it has hair on it. I know that it has to be done but it’s SO hard letting go. Maybe this is our ultimate test of trusting in our Heavenly Father and giving him the most precious thing(s) that we have.
I think you are right Becky!!