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Watermelon and mint lemonade

25 August 2018 (Last Updated: 26 December 2018)

Watermelon and mint lemonade

Refreshing, summer lemonade. Watermelon adds a lot of sweetness to this beverage and thanks to that adding a lot of sugar is not necessary. Fresh mint leaves elevate the flavour to another level, its aroma is noticeable, but not overwhealming, don’t skip it!

I always bake with sugar, I don‘t really like baked good with other sweeteners, but I always sweeten my beverages with xylitol, it tastes the same but it‘s much healthier, give it a try!

If you like limonades, try also my recipe for rhubarb, orange and cardamom limonade!

watermelon and mint lemonade

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Watermelon and mint lemonade

Refreshing, summer lemonade with fresh watermelon and lemon juice and aromatic mint syrup! yield about 2.4 l / 2.5 qt lemonade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 303kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

  • ½ medium watermelon about 1.1 l / 1.1 qt watermelon juice
  • juice from 4 lemons
  • 1 liter / 1 qt water
  • 4 tablespoons xylitol or sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 small twigs fresh mint
  • ice cubes optional, about 6 ice cubes per serving

Instructions

  • Using a tablespoon, scoop out the watermelon pulp. Transfer to a food processor and blend thoroughly, then strain through a sieve. Seeds and dry watermelon pulp should stay on the sieve, I had 1.1 l / 1.1 qt of watermelon juice.
  • In a small pot, bring water with xylitol / sugar and mint twigs to a boil, rub the mint, preferably with a wooden spoon, into the sides of the pan, helping it release as much aroma as possible. Cool completely.
  • In a big pitcher combine the watermelon juice, lemon juice, water and sugar-mint syrup. Serve chilled, optionally with ice cubes.
  • Bon Appetit!

Notes

The amount of sugar / xylitol depends on how sweet your watermelon is and how big the lemons are. If you want to add more sweetener, always dissolve it thoroughly in hot water!

Nutrition

Calories: 303kcal
Course beverage
Cuisine international
Keyword watermelon lemonade, watermelon mint lemonade

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