5.06.2012

Melonberry Lemonade


As you've probably noticed, we're very fond of making little fruity drinks around here, especially as summer creeps closer and closer through our front door.

This drink is fantastic. I wait ALL YEAR for watermelon season to come around - and now that it's arriving, I anticipate buying a watermelon a week until I'm sick of 'em. I remember my parents telling me a story about my Grandma in California - and how if you gave her a fork, she could sit and eat an entire watermelon by herself! Must be genetic. We've gone through one in only 12 hours... Ryan certainly is not to blame.

We sipped these on our back porch with paper twirly straws. Even though we were sitting in our sweats, and the manchild was covered in dirt and grass from the backyard, we felt like kings. I love any and every excuse for a cold glass of lemonade. This was definitely one for the books.

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Melonberry Lemonade

6 cups chopped fresh watermelon, seedless
2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
4 large lemons, juiced
1 cup sugar
2 cups water OR 7up! (We wished we had some 7up when we were sipping on these)

Chill watermelon and strawberries overnight. This drink tastes better very cold (or you could freeze the chopped watermelon and strawberry - making more of a slushy drink).

Add all ingredients into blender. Garnish with sliced pieces of strawberry or watermelon. I decided to put my flower cutter to good use.

 
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35 comments:

  1. That looks so nice and refreshing. I like the little flowers it adds a definate summery touch.

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  2. I can't wait to make these! I definitely plan on making them with my little sister this summer. =)

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    1. You guys will love 'em! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. These look so beautiful, great pics. Can't wait to make some.

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  4. This would be so fun to serve at a summer party! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  5. I chose this as a feature on Sugar Bee Crafts today. Stop by and check it out!

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    1. Thanks so much Carrie! I'm pumped!

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    2. You're welcome! And, I included it on my Friday's Finds post about drinks. I can't wait to try it!

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  6. It's 90 degrees down here and that looks like the perfect drink! I especially love the flower garnish! We'd love for you to join us for our first ever Tasty Tuesday linky party on 5/15 at aletteredlife.blogspot.com. Hope to see you there! ~Holley

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  7. Yum, that sounds delicious! I hadn't thought of putting strawberries and watermelon together - definitely will give this a try! Thanks for linking up.

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  8. that looks so refreshing! I'm jealous you can eat a whole watermelon, more than one slice gives me a stomach ache. Sometimes I rish it though.

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    1. I think it's a curse - I end up eating waaaay too much watermelon. Good thing it's just fruit, right? :)

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  9. This looks amazing!! I am so going to have to make it!!

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  10. WOW...this looks so amazing. I am definitely going to have to pick up the ingredients to try this over the weekend. Yum!! Megan If you don't mind me asking..what type of camera do you use? Your photos are always so beautiful. Megan

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  11. Oh! Please do! Your family will love it! It's so fresh and perfect for the weather this weekend.

    I don't mind at all, people actually ask me that question all the time - and most of them are actually surprised I only use a Kodak EasyShare C743. It was a originally a gift (about $400). But then it broke. So I bought the exact same camera off Amazon for $30. No joke.

    And it's Mandy ;)

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  12. this is the first time I found your site. looks so amazing. i can't wait to try the recipe! & visit again a new follower visiting from DearCreatives.com

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  13. Look sooo yummy! Thanks for linking up to HOmemade By You last week....they are going to be featured tomorrow!! Hope you will come back tomorrow and link up some more goodness!!

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  14. This looks delicious and refreshing! We are so happy that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday" and we hope you see you back next week!! -The Sisters

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  15. This will be fabulous to make this summer!

    You should definitely link up at the "Unveil Your Genius" Link up Party: http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/p/unveil-your-genius.html

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  16. It is my pleasure to feature your wonderful recipe in my Fabulous Friday Favorites post tonight. Thank you so much for linking up & please feel to take an "I Was Featured" button if you don't already have one. Hope to see you again next Friday!

    Warmly, Michelle

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    1. Holy cow!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited!! Thank you so so so so so much! This just rocks.

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  17. That looks so good - had to pin to share it :) Stopping by from Totally Tasty Tuesday!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Sarah! And thanks a million for pinning it!

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