Sunday, August 15, 2010

PPQ: Watermelon Lemonade

Earlier in the summer, we took Caroline to visit my grandpa (who is the best grandpa in the entire world), and Caroline was introduced to lemonade for the first time.  We were all outside, sipping lemonade, and Caroline came begging for a taste.  I let her try it, and as she was walking away, the sweet-tart drink hit her, and she stopped in her tracks, turned around and came sprinting back for more, "yumming" the whole time.  It was one of the funniest things she's ever done, and we still laugh when we think about it.  Her life will never be the same.  Needless to say, this particular recipe was a hit with my 2 year old!

This week's recipe was chosen by Ashley of Delish.  I had actually been eyeing this recipe all summer, and I'm glad I got the chance to try it out.  I thought it would be watermelon puree mixed with lemon juice, but its actually just basic lemonade with watermelon chunks.  However, as the lemonade sits, they begin to break down and the lemonade starts to turn pink.  The recipe also calls for chunks of other fruits to be mixed in, but I decided to keep it simple this time.  I think peaches and strawberries would be wonderful though.

The lemonade is sweet, tart, and totally refreshing.  The perfect summer drink, which I think could also be the base for a fabulous sangria!

Check out Ashley's blog for the full recipe, and check back next week for some rather rich corn muffins!


amanda @ fake ginger said...

Aww, that's so cute about Caroline!

Your lemonade looks awesome! I think next time I'll just do watermelon in mine... mine was almost too full of fruit!

Shawnda said...

oooh, peaches would be a great idea!

Michelle said...

You know this is right up my alley. And its non-alcoholic. Win-win!

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