Saturday, July 14, 2012

Watermelon Lemonade

So many of us are addicted to Pinterest.  It's so much fun to pin anything and everything that strikes our fancy...crafts, home decor, recipes, quotes...the list goes on and on.

There seems to be a revolution among "Pinteresting home bloggers" that we should  actually start making those pinned recipes or start creating those pinned crafts.  Not just pin, but do.  I sound like Yoda. 

So I thought it was time to put a recipe that I pinned to the test.


I saw a recipe for Watermelon Lemonade and thought it sounded good.  I just so happened to have leftover watermelon from the 4th of July so this was the perfect way to put it to good use.  (I made this a couple of days after the 4th and am justing posting now.  I don't want you to think I used 10 day old watermelon!  lol)

Now I'm not really sure how this whole credit thing should go.  I hope it's ok for me to post the recipe.  The original recipe can be found at Once a Mom...Always a Cook. 

Watermelon Lemonade

1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (6 to 8 lemons)
3/4 to 1 cup sugar
6 cups water
7 cups of cubed or balled melon

Place all in blender and blend.

*You can freeze the cubed melon a little if you'd like a slushier texture.
*This whole recipe will not fit in the blender all at once.  You will need to blend it in halves.
*I noticed the longer this sits, it separates quite a bit.  So you will either have to stir or reblend or hey, maybe just drink it all in one sitting and you won't have to worry about it!


I have to say, we really thought this was good.  Very refreshing on a hot day.

Go ahead...try one of the gazillion recipes you've pinned. You may be pleasantly surprised!

26 comments:

Diane said...

Haven't pinned this but I guess I will since it sounds so good! One of my boards on Pinterest is of "Pins I've Made Myself". Like you I felt I should try some of these pins I had saved.

Pat @ Pat's Pink Apron said...

Gina,
I've never heard of watermelon lemonade before. This looks and sounds good. I haven't pinned any recipes but maybe I should start.
Pat

The Shabby Chick said...

Sounds good on a day or should I say days we've had,Yummy.

Pattie

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Gina,

I love fruit juice. This looks yummy!

Dee

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW does that ever look refreshing, Gina!

Bet it is extra tasty with a splash or two of vodka in it, heh heh!

anangloinquebec said...

My son and I are watermelon nuts so I just might have to try this. Too funny that we pin recipes but don't necessarily make them.... I am guilty.

NanaDiana said...

Hmmm..WE all love watermelon but I would never have thought to try this. it sounds good to me- xo diana

miss flibbertigibbet said...

That even SOUNDS good...I can almost taste it!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

We all love watermelon. Have to try it!

Gypsy Heart said...

Very pretty and sounds delish!

xo
Pat

Janet said...

This sounds very delicious... I think I better pin it!
This would be perfect for my daughter's 7th birthday party that is coming up!

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

This looks good...and A+++ on that pic...so pretty :)
~betty

mylittlecottage said...

nice post thanks for sharing looking for to visit more...blessings

White Weathered Hutch, said...

This is a new drink for me. I must give it a try. Thanks for the recipe.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'm laughing because of all the recipes I've pinned I think I've actually made maybe 2. Your lemonade looks lovely. Happy Sunday Gina!

Bliss said...

When I die and hopefully head to heaven, in my dream waiting for me are piles and piles of watermelon..... already cut and de-seeded.

~Bliss~

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

OK, I've got your photo pinned so that means it will absolutely get made...right?

Lynn

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

This looks de lish! Of course, we'd have to HAVE left over watermelon at my house ;) I am a lover of it and usually gobble it all up. LOL

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Oh! It looks so good Gina! I have a thing for watermelon lately and I love it in drinks! Have a wonderful week! Angie xo

Ana said...

This watermelon lemonade sounds like the perfect refreshing drink for a hot summer's day. Sounds delish. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs and Kisses,
❤Ana

Debbie said...

I'll try this one! I recently made a watermelon cooler recipe that had limeade, and I thought it was too limey for me. I like lemon better.

I think I'll make some this week since I have some watermelon in the refrigerator.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

The watermelon lemonade looks refreshing and very pretty, Gina. The photo looks great,too. I could use some of that refreshment today while doing housework (oh goody)!
Shannon

Victoria said...

It sounds refreshing! I'm chuckling though because I wonder if I'll ever get around to actually making any of the recipes I've pinned:) I usually just like to look at the pictures and drool!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Gina, I am so glad it turned out for you, it looks great. Just this weekend I tried something I pinned and it didn't turn out...So, I unpinned it!

Carol

ImSoVintage said...

Sounds pretty yummy to me.

Debbiedoo's said...

This looks so cool and refreshing Gina! Makes for a very yummy photo too.

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