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easy watermelon lemonade with mint in short glasses
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Watermelon Mint Lemonade

This easy Watermelon Mint Lemonade recipe is the perfect summer beverage! This homemade lemonade recipe has only 5-ingredients and is refined sugar free!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Julie Evink


Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint

Watermelon Lemonade

  • 4 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6 large lemons)
  • 3 cups cold water


  • ice
  • lemon wedges
  • fresh mint


Honey Simple Syrup

  • Over medium heat, bring honey, water, and fresh mint to a boil, whisking occasionally. 
    Once the syrup has reached a boil, remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes or so. 

Watermelon Lemonade

  • With a blender or food processor, puree watermelon and lemon juice together. Strain the mixture through a sieve to remove the pulp (if you do not mind pulp, you can skip this step).
    Pour the watermelon juice and lemon juice into a large pitcher.
    Remove mint from simple syrup, and pour the syrup into the pitcher.
    Add in 3 cups of water (this is to taste, so you can add more/less water until it reaches your desired flavor).
    Stir the mixture.
    Refrigerate until ready to serve.
    Serve with ice, lemon wedges, or fresh mint, if desired.


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 138mg | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 18.3mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.4mg