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Watermelon Limeade

Watermelon Limeade

This flavor-packed limeade is a real thirst quencher on a hot day.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 5 cups, 4 to 6 servings


  • 8 cups cubed watermelon (seeds removed), or 1 quart watermelon juice
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar, or more to taste
  • Lime slices, for garnish (optional)


  • Place half of the watermelon cubes in a blender and process until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve set over a large bowl; discard the solids. Repeat with the remaining watermelon cubes. You should end up with about 1 quart of watermelon juice.

  • Add the lime juice and sugar to the watermelon juice, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Taste, and add more sugar if necessary. Transfer the limeade to a nonreactive pitcher and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

  • Serve over ice in tumblers, with lime slices for garnish.