Watermelon Mint Lemonade

When the heat of summer becomes overwhelming, nothing refreshes quite like a chilled, vibrant drink. Watermelon Mint Lemonade is the perfect antidote to those really hot days. This drink combines the natural sweetness of watermelon, the zesty tang of fresh lemons, and the invigorating hint of mint. This beverage is not only a treat for your taste buds, but also a feast for the eyes, you'll love how beautiful this drink turns out too!

Glass of watermelon mint lemonade with a mint on top.

Watermelon Mint Lemonade has become a LOVED summertime beverage because it's so refreshing and full of natural sweetness. Combining the hydrating qualities of watermelon with the zesty tang of lemonade and the invigorating hint of mint, this drink offers a revitalizing escape from the heat. 

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Ingredients

When it gets hot outside and everyone in your household is wanting something delicious to drink, then this watermelon drink will hit the spot. Check out the ingredients below and let me know what you think!

Ingredients for Watermelon Mint Lemonade ready to be made as a Father's Day meal for someone with CKD.

Mint Syrup

  • Mint leaves - Adds a refreshing and aromatic flavor to the syrup.
  • Water - Acts as the base to dissolve the sugar and extract mint essence.
  • Sugar - Sweetens the syrup, balancing the tartness of the lemonade.

Lemonade

  • Lemon juice - Provides a zesty and tangy foundation for the lemonade.
  • Chopped watermelon - Contributes natural sweetness and a vibrant pink color.
  • Ice - Cools the drink, enhancing its refreshment factor.

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Instructions

If you're as excited as I am about this mint watermelon lemonade, then go ahead and read the directions. I promise you this recipe is so easy that you'll want to make it again and again.

Mint in a pan ready to be made for syrup.
  1. First, make the mint syrup by combining the water, sugar and mint leaves in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower the heat and let the mixture simmer for 2 minutes.
Mint in a strainer for making mint syrup for Watermelon Mint Lemonade.

2. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh sieve and let it cool to room temperature.

Lemon juice in a measuring cup ready to make Watermelon Mint Lemonade for a Father's Day Meal.

3. Then make the lemonade. Add the lemon juice into a 2 cup measure. Next add the mint syrup. Top it off with enough water to reach the 2 cup mark. Then pour the lemonade into a pitcher.

Watermelon in a strainer being strained for Watermelon Mint Lemonade.

4. Put the chopped watermelon into a blender and blend until smooth. Strain the watermelon through the fine mesh sieve into the lemonade pitcher. Add ice and stir to combine.

Hint: Strain the mint syrup into a 2 cup measuring cup then allow to cool to reduce the number of dishes

Substitutions

From time to time, I love to change up my recipes just a little bit. I want to share some of my favorite substitutions that you can use in this lemonade.

  • Mint leaves: Substitute with basil for a slightly peppery and aromatic twist.
  • Lemon juice: Use lime juice to introduce a different citrusy zing.

These substitutions have the ability to add a whole new level to your drink. So, you may find that you actually love some of these options!

Variations

If you are looking for different variations for this recipe, then I'm excited to show you some of my favorite variations!

  • Sparkling Watermelon Mint Lemonade - Swap out regular water with sparkling water for a fizzy, effervescent twist that adds a bubbly delight to every sip.
  • Spicy Watermelon Mint Lemonade - Add a dash of jalapeño slices to the mix for a spicy kick that pairs surprisingly well with the sweet and minty flavors.
  • Watermelon Mint Lemonade Slushie - Blend the entire drink with extra ice or frozen watermelon chunks to create a thick, slushie-like texture that's perfect for extra hot days.
Watermelon in a dish and Watermelon Mint Lemonade in a pitcher with ice ready to be served.

Storage

If you made too much or just want to store this lemonade for later, then give these storage options a try! I love making a little extra of this lemonade so that I can enjoy it throughout the day.

  • Refrigerator - Store the lemonade in an airtight pitcher or jug in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days to keep it fresh and chilled.
  • Freezer - Pour the lemonade into ice cube trays and freeze. You can later use these flavored ice cubes to chill and enhance other drinks without diluting them.
  • Glass Jars - Store individual servings in mason jars or other glass containers. This method allows for convenient grab-and-go servings while maintaining freshness.

These storage options will help ensure your Watermelon Mint Lemonade stays delicious and ready to enjoy whenever you need a refreshment.

Top tip

Blend the Watermelon First: To achieve a smooth and vibrant Watermelon Mint Lemonade, blend the chopped watermelon thoroughly before combining it with the other ingredients.

FAQs About Watermelon Mint Lemonade

How can I make Watermelon Mint Lemonade less sweet?

Decrease the amount of sugar or any added sweeteners in the recipe. The beautiful thing about this lemonade is that you can easily change it up to how you like it! You can also add more water to reduce the sugar to water ratio.

Can I make Watermelon Mint Lemonade ahead of time? 

Yes, you can prepare Watermelon Mint Lemonade ahead of time. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. For best results, add the mint leaves just before serving to maintain their fresh taste and aroma, you'll love this chick fil a watermelon mint lemonade.

A pitcher of red Watermelon Mint Lemonade ready to be served to guests.

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Watermelon Mint Lemonade

Close up of Watermelon Mint Lemonade in a glass ready to be enjoyed for Father's Day.

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Refreshing and vibrant, Watermelon Mint Lemonade combines the natural sweetness of watermelon, the zesty tang of lemon juice, and the aromatic freshness of mint. Perfect for hot summer days, this delightful beverage is easy to make and sure to quench your thirst. Enjoy it chilled, whether you're lounging by the pool or hosting a summer gathering.

  • Author: Mathea Ford, MBA, RDN, LD
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Low Salt

Ingredients

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Mint Syrup

  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar

Lemonade

  • 6 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 6 cups chopped watermelon (without seeds)
  • 2 cups ice

Instructions

1. First, make the mint syrup by combining the water, sugar and mint leaves in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower the heat and let the mixture simmer for 2 minutes.

2. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh sieve and let it cool to room temperature.

3. Then make the lemonade. Add the lemon juice into a 2 cup measure. Next add the mint syrup. Top it off with enough water to reach the 2 cup mark. Then pour the lemonade into a pitcher.

4. Put the chopped watermelon into a blender and blend until smooth. Strain the watermelon through the fine mesh sieve into the lemonade pitcher. Add ice and stir to combine.

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