This is a yummy beverage to use up any leftover watermelon during the summer holidays. You can easily swap out the ingredients to your liking.
Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade
8 cups seedless watermelon (cubed)
1 cup strawberries halved or sliced
1/2-3/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup white sugar plus 1 cup water (see directions)
2 cups cold water
Start out by making some simple sugar syrup by boiling 1 cup of water with the sugar for a minute (you just want to get the sugar to dissolve not let the water boil out). Let that sit to the side and cool off. Next in a blender blend the lemon juice, watermelon, and strawberries (may have to do in 2 batches) until pureed. Pour this mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a big pitcher. After all the liquid falls through you can discard the pulp or do like I did and put into a container to use up in a smoothie. It's best to put into ice cube trays to freeze then pop out and keep in a Ziploc bag. Use as many cubes in your smoothie as you like. Now it's time to add the sugar water and the cold water and stir. This is really good for drinking in the summer time and holidays like Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day.
Note: You can leave out the strawberries or add another type of fruit. It's a very versatile recipe.
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