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Sparkling Watermelon Limeade

Drinks, Entertaining, Guest Posts, Seasonal Recipes, Summer Recipes | 19 comments

We need all the happy thoughts, prayers, and good karma we can get today. We are packing up our moving truck and hope to be out of here within a day or two.

In the meantime, please enjoy this lovely Sparkling Watermelon Limeade guest post from Lauren of Lauren’s Latest. I sure could use a glass of this today! Please give Lauren a big welcome!

watermelon limeade recipe

Well, hello! I’m Lauren from Lauren’s Latest and am thrilled to be posting for Katie today! That poor girl is up to her eyeballs in boxes and packing tape, so I’m here to share a great recipe with you that is perfect for those hot summer days that is super simple to whip up! Friends, meet my Sparkling Watermelon Limeade.

Sweet watermelon gets a bright kick from some lime juice and sparkling water for a crisp balance of sweet and tang. My little family of three loved this and guzzled it down fast, although I’m pretty sure my 3 year old daughter was just drinking it ’cause it was pink.

This recipe basically has 4 steps:

{1} blend and strain some watermelon

{2} squeeze out some lime juice

{3} add some simply syrup

{4} stir in some sparkling water.

watermelon limeade recipe

Not rocket science, people. I served mine over lots of ice and made a cute garnish by cutting out small flower shapes in a piece of leftover watermelon. Overall, a tasty sweet treat! Enjoy!

What is your favorite summer drink?

More Delicious Summer Drinks

Sparkling Watermelon Limeade

Yield: 8 servings

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Ingredients:

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup ice
6 cups diced watermelon, pureed and strained {should yield 3 1/2 cups watermelon juice}
2/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
2 cups sparkling water {such as Perrier or S.Pellegrino}
ice
extra watermelon pieces or lime wedges for garnish, if desired

Directions:

In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to boil until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in ice to cool quickly. Pour simple syrup into pitcher with watermelon juice, lime juice and sparkling water. Stir and serve over ice with watermelon and lime wedges.

Recipe note: Depending on how sweet your watermelon is, you may need to add more or less simple syrup as required.

This recipe is by guest author Lauren of Lauren’s Latest.

About the Author:

lauren's latest profile photoLauren is a young wife and mother who lives a happy and big life on a small budget.

She blogs at Lauren’s Latest where she takes every day common ingredients and turns them into simple and easy meals that look fancy, taste great and are totally do-able for the home cook. The recipes she posts are what her family is eating day in and day out.

You can also find Lauren on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Katie Goodman

About the Author:

Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    Alison @ Ingredients Inc. - May 30, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    fabulous!! Hope you’re doing well!

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food - May 30, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    So funny! We’re blog twins this week!

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  • 3
    Shaina - May 30, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    These sound so refreshing. I love watermelon and lime together!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - May 30, 2012 @ 9:12 am

    So fun. This sounds awesome!

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    Stephanie Howard - May 30, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    Lately I have been learning to like watermelon. I guess it is true that your taste buds change. This drinks looks so amazingly refreshing, it makes me want to drink it all down!
    Thanks

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel - May 30, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    I love the watermelon garnish!

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    Lauren Z. - May 30, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    Those look so refreshing and delicious – perfect for Summer! I will definitely be giving these a try. And I agree – the watermelon garnish is adorable! :)

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  • 8
    Kathryn - May 30, 2012 @ 3:01 pm

    Oh this sounds so lovely and refreshing!

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  • 9
    Allison - May 30, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

    What a perfect summer drink – and so pretty too! Must try.

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    mari - May 30, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    What is simply syrup?

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  • 11
    Meal Makeover Mom Janice - May 31, 2012 @ 5:37 am

    Good luck with the move Katie!

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    Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies - May 31, 2012 @ 7:33 am

    First, good luck with the move, Katie!

    Second, Lauren, thank you! I think I just found a use for the baby watermelon that’s been languishing on my counter.

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  • 13
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme - May 31, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    This looks so refreshing! The perfect summer drink.

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  • 14
    Kerstin - June 03, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

    Good luck with your move – hope it goes smoothly!

    And what refreshing drink. I wish I had a big glass right now :)

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    Michael - June 04, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    Nice drink, I forgot the sparkling water, but remembered the vodka. I would think the sparkling water would of helped the being almost too sweet.

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    Tania - June 05, 2012 @ 5:58 am

    These all look so good! Good Luck with your move Katie!

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  • 17
    Ramona Collins - June 06, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    Nothing says summer quite watermelon and your watermelon limeade recipe sure sounds delicious! Happy summer!

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    Peggy - June 27, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    I do a similar drink but freeze chunks of watermelon then blend with lemon or limeade. Great slushy on a hot day and can use up the not so perfect watermelon.

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    Katie @ Upcycled Treasures - July 19, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    This looks so refreshing and I can’t wait to try it! I will be featuring this in my summer drink roundup today :)
    ~Katie

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