Summersweet watermelons combine with lemons and honey to make this fantastically refreshing watermelon lemonade with honey. Pair it with some ice and a sprig of mint, and you have a fancy drink to enjoy on the porch on a hot summer's day.
Watermelon Lemonade with Honey
Naturally sweetened watermelon lemonade is the perfect thirst quencher on a hot day, inspired by my Fresh Peach and Honey Lemonade, but easier to bring together as no fruit peeling is required.
When watermelons come into season and are cheap, be sure to buy up and make a big jug of this delicious homemade lemonade.
It has been on tap at our place for the last couple of weeks it is so good!
How Easy Is It To Make Watermelon Lemonade with Honey?
I'm not lying when I say making your own lemonade couldn't get much easier when using this watermelon lemonade recipe.
Chop the watermelon and throw it into a blender.
Add some lemon juice, honey, and water.
Pour it over some ice cubes, and you have a seriously refreshing drink to get you through the afternoon heat.
It is literally quicker to make up a batch of naturally sweetened lemonade than it would be to head to the store and buy the ready-made stuff.
Plus it is full of only the good stuff.
How could you say no?
Substitutions and Variations
You are not limited to the ingredients you can use in this homemade lemonade.
Go with whatever juicy fruit happens to be in season.
We have also tried this with:
- fresh peaches (you will want to peel them to ensure you have a smooth drink);
- fresh nectarines (peeled as well);
- hulled strawberries (keep the tops and use them in some flavored water);
Or any other summer fruit you would like to try.
Why not mix things up and add a bit of mint, basil, thyme, or rosemary for a bit of a flavor twist on your lemonade?
Have fun with this drink and make it your own.
Storing Your Homemade Lemonade
Homemade lemonade with honey stores well in the fridge in a glass jar with a lid for about 3-5 days.
As we are using fresh fruit in the juice it will not last much longer than that.
It can also be frozen.
If you are freezing your lemonade, be sure to leave some room at the top of whatever container you are using for expansion on freezing.
If you have an excess of lemons, why not make up a big batch of ice lemonade concentrate and store it in the freezer to make a big batch of honey-sweetened lemonade mixed with your fruit of choice?
Need Some More Refreshing Summer Drinks?
Why not try one of these:
- Homemade Naturally Sweetened Lemonade Concentrate
- Iced Cold Brew Tea with Nectarine and Mint
- Blackberry and Basil Iced Green Tea
- Super Green Celery Smoothie
- Watermelon Syrup Recipe from Cocktail Contessa
Watermelon Lemonade with Honey
- 1 ½ pounds watermelon roughly chopped
- 1 cup lemon juice
- ½ cup local honey or to taste
- 6 cups water
- To a high powered blender add the watermelon, lemon juice, honey and 2 cups of water. Blend on high until smooth (about 2 minutes)
- Pour into a large jug and add in the remaining water. Stir to combine and taste for sweetness - add more honey if needed
- Serve over ice and enjoy
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