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Watermelon Limeade

July 6, 2010

What could be more July-friendly than watermelon limeade? It’s pretty, pink, cool, and delicious.  Find an errant breeze, prop your feet up, sit back, and enjoy!

Ingredients

Makes 2 quarts

8 cups chopped seedless watermelon (about 6 pounds)

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes)

2 to 4 tablespoons sugar

1/2 cup vodka (optional)

Ice cubes, for serving

Fresh mint leaves, for serving

Directions

  1. Working in batches, puree watermelon in a blender with lime juice until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons sugar, and blend to combine. Taste, adding more sugar if necessary. Transfer to a pitcher. Stir in vodka, if using. Cover, and chill for up to 2 hours. Before serving, stir well, and serve over ice, garnished with mint.

Watermelon Limeade and more delicious recipes, smart cooking tips, and video demonstrations on marthastewart.com

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