Land of the Free Lemonade

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

Yield:

12 Servings

Nutritional Information

Calories 123
Fat 0 g
Satfat 0 g
Protein 0 g
Carbohydrate 31 g
Fiber 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 49 mg

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

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.

Meanwhile, puree chopped watermelon in a blender or food processor with 1 cup water.

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.

Note:

June 2006