Land of the Free Lemonade

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Watermelon is the ultimate All-American summer snack. This year, make your 4th of July celebration even sweeter with a sweet-tart watermelon lemonade.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 8 large lemons), 4 squeezed lemons reserved
  • 4 cups chopped watermelon

Preparation

  1. Bring 6 cups water, sugar and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat, add reserved lemons, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, puree chopped watermelon in a blender or food processor with 1 cup water.
  3. Pour syrup and watermelon puree through a strainer into a pitcher. Stir in lemon juice. (Lemonade can be made up to 1 day ahead.) Serve over ice.

June 2006

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 123
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated fat: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Carbohydrate: 31g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 49mg