Wow! This watermelon limeade recipe is a real thirst-quencher during the dog days of summer when watermelon is at its best. It also makes a wonderful margarita mixer when paired with premium white tequila.–Emeril Lagasse
LC Lurid Lemonade Note
You may instinctively turn to classic pink watermelon when blending this thirst quencher. But consider making a double batch of watermelon limeade, relying on pink watermelon for one pitcher, yellow for another. Just for kicks. Lurid, psychedelic, got-nothing-better-to-do-cuz-it’s-summer kicks.
Watermelon Limeade Recipe
Hands-On Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes | 4 to 6 servings
- 8 cups cubed watermelon, seeds removed
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 cup sugar, or more to taste
- Lime slices, for garnish (optional)
- 1. To make the watermelon limeade, place half of the rmelon cubes in a blender and process until smooth
- 2. Transfer the melon slush to a fine-mesh sieve placed over a large bowl. Discard the solids. Repeat with the remaining watermelon. You should end up with about 1 quart (4 cups) of juice.
- 3. Add the lime juice and sugar to the watermelon juice and stir until the sugar dissolves. Taste and add more sugar if desired.
- 4. Transfer the limeade to a nonreactive pitcher and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, which should take at least an hour. Serve in tumblers with lime slices, if desired.
Hungry for more? Chow down on these:
- Summer Fruit Cocktail with Lime-Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup from Sarah's Cucinabella
- Pure Leaf Tea & Watermelon Cocktail from Talk of Tomatoes
- Lemon Cucumber Cocktail from Leite's Culinaria
- Cherry Spritzer from Leite's Culinaria
Watermelon Limeade Recipe © 2010 Emeril Lagasse. Photo © 2010 Steven Freeman. All rights reserved.