Since the month of August has shown its head I've been seeing more and more recipes featuring watermelon. Watermelon tonics, watermelon jam, watermelon sundaes- you name it, watermelon has probably been mixed with it. I came across the Watermelon Limeade in a Simple and Delicious magazine I stole from my mother. I had set aside a recipe for Watermelon Lemonade from Smitten Kitchen 2 years ago and that's what I had originally planned on making. But the Limeade edged out the competition because it require no squeezing of citrus or making of simple syrup (Yes, I am allowed to be lazy!)
Here's how to make it!
Hack up a watermelon, preferably one that has been chilling out in your fridge for the last 2 weeks.
Cube it into medium sized pieces. Mine were a little large. Measure our 4 cups. (Handy Tip: place your cutting board inside a rimmed baking sheet to avoid juice running all over the counter)
Dump the 4 cups of melon into your blender or food processor and grind it up into pulpy delicious-ness!
Pour this grody looking mess into a fine mesh strainer and let the juice strain out. Help it along with a spoon if you want.
Here's the strained juice. Isn't it pretty?
Pour it into your juice container.
Then measure out 3/4 cup of limeade concentrate. Mine was half frozen and had a totally funky texture. Gooey...
After you're done marveling over the funky juice, pour it into the juice container. If you want to make a bubbly version, add 2 1/2 cups of carbonated water right before serving or just add it by the glass.
And there you have it, Watermelon Limeade. The version here is not bubbly because DB had yet to arrive with my carbonated water....sigh. Still, I love how pretty this is!
(Recipe from) Watermelon Spritzer by Taste of Home/ Simple and Delicious