Watermelonade

This year our lemon tree has a bumper crop of lemons.  While this is a good thing, it does mean we have to come up with ways to use lemons.  Most recipes use only a little lemon juice or lemon zest.  Lemonade is probably the best way to use a number of lemons at one time.

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I took these off of the lemon tree yesterday. It doesn’t include the 10+ already in the house, and many times that many on the tree still.

I didn’t want to make plain lemonade so I looked around for recipes for different flavored lemonades.  The one that that caught my eye was Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade.  That recipe uses frozen concentrate not fresh lemon juice so I had to come up with my own way to make it.

Using a blender puree enough water melon for 4 cups of watermelon juice.  Add 2 cups of lemon juice and 1 cup of sugar to the watermelon juice.  Chill in the fridge or add ice to cool.

I mixed the watermelon/lemon juice half and half with sparkling water.  It might be a bit tart for some people so you may need to add more sugar if you like a sweeter lemonade.

This is a great spring or summer flavor, and something that I will definitely be making again.

-Joshua

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