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Watermelon Limeade

Fresh watermelon and lime juice mixed together with a splash of lemon and lime soda for the ultimate summer drink.

Course Drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 small watermelon {cubed}
  • 1/4 cup lime juice {about 4 limes}
  • 4 oz. simple syrup {*see notes} or lime simple syrup
  • 1/2 cup lemon and lime soda
  • 1/2 cup vodka {optional}

Garnish: To cut shapes from watermelon, reserve a round of watermelon and use a small cookie cutter.

Instructions

  1. Put chunks of watermelon in blender with 2 ounces of simple syrup {equal parts of water & sugar-see notes} and blend into a puree.  Pour puree through a fine strainer and use the back of a spoon to push juice through.  Combine watermelon juice with lime juice and simple syrup.  Serve over ice with a splash of lemon and lime soda {& shot of vodka, if desired}, garnish with watermelon or lime wedge, or both.  Refrigerate leftovers, being sure to stir limeade if it has been sitting for a while because the watermelon juice will sink to the bottom of the pitcher.

Recipe Notes

  •  To make simple syrup:  Combine 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil; simmer until the sugar is dissolves {about 2 minutes}.  Cool completely before using and store in refrigerator.
  • To make Lime Simple Syrup.
  • Watermelon or lime vodka would be fabulous!