Sparkling Watermelon Limeade

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!

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Sparkling Watermelon Limeade

Yield: 8 servings

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.

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