Cool down this summer with this refreshing and really easy 5 minute watermelon limeade drink recipe.
So it's been consistently 95+ degrees in Salt Lake pretty much all summer. My AC broke last week and was just fixed last night... needless to say we've been surviving off of watermelon (ya know there literally is a 20# watermelon in my fridge right now) and other fruits all the time. Who else here totally loses their appetite w/ the heat?
While I'll be the first to admit to the greatness of a fresh, juicy watermelon, they're usually giant. This one was no exception. I'm pretty sure I'm the only one in my house who eats watermelon, or even produce, so this giant was for me, and me alone. Exciting at first, but reality set in once I cut a cool ¼ of it and could barely fit it in my largest tupperware. #fail.
What to make with this gargantuan?
Rewind back to the summer after I returned from my study abroad in Spain, it was 2010. I worked at the Sundance Resort deli, a fave job indeed. I heard from my coworkers that the wife of a classic American designer had asked for watermelon juice. We had sandwich fixings, desserts galore, but no melon juice. Upon hearing the "no" she automatically asked for cantaloupe juice. Unfortunately (and not surprisingly) the answer to this request to this was another "no!" oh Hollywood, you're in the mountains of Utah. She must have been way ahead of her time, at the very very beginning of the juicing craze. Anyways, this and hearing how great watermelon juice lead me to this really great watermelon limeade.
5 Minute Watermelon Limeade
- 4 cups watermelon
- ¾ cup limeade
- pinch of salt
- Blend watermelon until smooth (or until desired chunkiness).
- Add lime juice
- Finish with a pinch of salt in each glass
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Let's get chatty:
- What flavors do you love in your lemon & limeade?
Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers says
I'm so intrigued by this! I tried using watermelon in a cocktail recipe once but I didn't like the consistency. But I bet when you add the cold limeade to it in here it works really well. Going to try it!
ya I'm with you, the texture is weird, but that cold limeade & blended watermelon is really good
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
We are getting another taste of summer this week and this would be perfect!
Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
It's basically always summer here in Austin, so I'm totally down for this!
yay! year round, that sounds glorious!
Kelly @ TastingPage says
Love this combo of refreshing flavors. Total winner!
totally! Thanks Kelly
This sounds delicious. i love this flavor combo!
This looks super refreshing... and like it would be really good with some silver tequila in it 😉 hehe
ohhhh great idea! go for it 🙂
Abbey Sharp says
You had me at 5 minutes! Looks so refreshing and flavourful!
I know, right?!
Jessica @Small Bites by Jessica says
These look like the perfect way to cool down! How gorgeous!
they really are! thanks
Oh my goodness. I can't believe how easy this is and it's looks so refreshing. Love it!
it's so easy! thanks