Refreshing Watermelon Lemonade
It is watermelon time! I am sure a lot of you have them growing in your garden or love to stop by your local market to pick them up to enjoy, so let’s create something yummy. Today, I have the sweetest helper with me, Janie-Louise! We are so excited to share our super simple and delicious watermelon lemonade recipe with you today! We will also be showing you how to create this adorable DIY watermelon drink dispenser and how to make a fun floral arrangement using your watermelon.
You will need :
3 Cups of Fresh Pressed Watermelon Juice
Watermelon Sparkling Water (2-3 cans)
‘Hint” Naturally Infused Watermelon Water
4 Freshly Squeezed Lemons
Honey for Sweetener
1/2 inch Spout
Hot Glue / Hot Glue Gun
This is such a fun activity to do together with your children! Start by gathering your materials and prepping your watermelon for the juice. First, cut the sides off of your watermelon, then you want to cut it in half. We then used a watermelon cuber to get the perfect cubes! This makes it super easy when it comes time to start pressing them. Using these cubes, you can then start mashing. We used a potato masher — this makes it so simply and easy to make watermelon juice.
Start by setting your watermelon display up. We used a gorgeous galvanized container to hold our watermelon for the extra height — this worked perfectly and was the perfect height to dispense our lemonade out of! We then drilled a 1/2 inch spout from our local hardware store (only $5 or $6) into the watermelon and used hot glue around the base to seal it off. This was trial and error, but the hot glue worked fabulously and we had no leaks. Now that our dispenser is all set up, it’s time to get started.
Let’s begin making our watermelon lemonade! Start by putting your 3 cups of chilled, freshly pressed watermelon juice in. Add just a hint of the naturally infused watermelon water. Then you can add your cans of sparkling water — we began with 2 cans and then added one more once we saw we had the room. Follow this step by adding in your freshly squeezed lemon juice and then your honey! We are using the honey as a natural sweetener, so you may use as much or as little of this as you prefer. Add some ice to chill, and your watermelon lemonade is ready to serve! How easy was that?
Dress your watermelon up by adding fresh mint stems! You can even add fresh floral blooms to this. How fabulous? Now you can enjoy a gorgeous floral watermelon display while enjoying your delicious watermelon lemonade! Be sure to share with all of your friends. Your children can even have a watermelon lemonade stand!
Follow along with the video and see the image below to see the beautiful way that I dispense the lemonade to share with everyone. It is such an easy way to display your watermelon lemonade and it looks absolutely fabulous!
One more fun way to use your watermelon is to use it as a centerpiece! Create a gorgeous floral arrangement by treating your watermelon like oasis. Start sticking your beautiful blooms in and watch the magic unfold. Now you have a gorgeous table accent, yummy refreshing watermelon lemonade and a super neat drink dispenser to share with all of your friends and family!
Cheers! Wishing You All A Fabulous Summer!
Stay tuned for more fun watermelon recipes and activities.