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Watermelon Limeade

2012 July 26
by Alicia

One of my son’s favorite things about summer is watermelon.  The only other fruit which competes for his “favorite” summer fruit is cantaloupe, or as he pronounces it, “Kay-wope!” or even “Kan-ka-wope”.  But, back to watermelon… I usually buy a whole watermelon, as they are the best deal.  However, that leaves me with a whole lot of watermelon on hand.  One of the best ways to use it before it spoils is to blend it up in a “slush” as my son calls them!

Watermelon Limeade

This slush is refreshing, and not overly sweet.  It’s just the right amount of watermelon and lime!

Cut up some watermelon, and put it in your blender.

Watermelon

Next, add the lime juice and sugar.  You will get about 1/4 cup (2 oz) of juice from the two limes.

Lime Juice

Blend until well combined.

Blended

To make it as I usually do, add about 4 cups of ice to the blender at this point.  Blend on high until smooth.  Serve immediately!

If you’re wanting a slush with a kick, Martha recommends 2 oz of vodka for the mix.  I can imagine some tequila might go nicely too!  Save some watermelon for a festive garnish on the glass.  It might be fun to rim the glass with sugar, too!

Watermelon Limeade

Watermelon Limeade
Recipe adapated from Martha Stewart

4 cups chopped seedless watermelon
juice of 2 limes
1 tablespoon sugar
ice

In a blender, combine watermelon, lime juice, and sugar.  Blend until well combined.  Pour over ice.

Alternatively, add about 4 cups of ice to blended watermelon mixture.  Blend on high until smooth.  Serve immediately.

If serving to adults, 2 oz of vodka may be added to blend.

Makes 4 servings.

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