Drinks | July 16, 2021

Watermelon Mint Lemonade – Chick-Fil-A Copycat

A copycat for the delicious Chick-Fil-A  watermelon mint lemonade. With a summer weather upon us – there is really nothing like a nice cold glass of refreshing lemonade – and let me tell you, the mint-infused simple syrup makes this drink extra delicious!  Made in your blender, this easy recipe will hit the spot without breaking a sweat.

Watermelon lemonade in short glasses, garnished with mint and watermelon.

What is Watermelon Lemonade?

Watermelon lemonade is a twist on classic lemonade, but modernized with the addition of watermelon puree and mint simple syrup.  The combination is refreshing and delicious.

Watermelon lemonade in a tall pitcher surrounded by glasses and lemon sliced.

What Do I Need To Make This Chick-Fil-A Copycat?

You’ll need:

  • watermelon
  • lemons
  • fresh mint
  • sugar
  • water
  • ice

Ingredients needed to make watermelon lemonade.

How Do You Make Watermelon Mint Lemonade?

I started this recipe by creating a simple syrup infused with mint leaves.  A simple syrup us a cinch to make and the base of tons of drinks.  And the addition of the mint will make this simple syrup smell like a dream! Let me tell you all about it:

A closeup of mint simple syrup.

  1. Combine water, sugar, and mint in a small saucepan.  Heat over medium-high heat until sugar is melted.  Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  2. Strain the simple syrup through a fine mesh strainer to remove the mint leaves.  You’ll be left with a to-die-for mint simple syrup.
  3. Combine watermelon, lemons (rind removed), ice, water, and simple syrup in a blender.
  4. If using a Blendtec – select the whole juice setting.  If using another blender – blend until completely smooth. I used my Blendtec to create this lemonade.  The whole juice setting is amazing and makes homemade lemonade the easiest thing ever.
  5. Serve over ice.

Pro Tip: Forget juicing those lemons!  Just remove the rind and throw them in whole! Having a fresh whole juice with ripe water melon and tangy lemons is going to knock your socks off.  Say goodbye to that powdered stuff.

note: If you would rather juice your lemons than blend them – increase lemons to 6, and squeeze the juice from them. Use this in place of the whole lemons.

Watermelon mint lemonade process.

Watermelon Lemonade Q&A

How Long Does Homemade Lemonade Last?

The lemonade will last about 2 weeks in your fridge.  You can also freeze homemade lemonade!  It will keep in your freezer for about 3 months.

How do I get more Juice from my lemons?

A few pro tips to get more juice out of your lemons are:

  1. Press down and roll the lemon against your counter with the palm of your hand.
  2. Place the lemon in the microwave for 10 seconds.

Watermelon lemonade in a tall pitcher with glasses set next to it.

Can I use storebough lemon juice?

I do not recommend using store bought.  It does not taste the same.  Fresh is best.

How can I alter this recipe?

Add water for a lighter flavor, or add more simple syrup for a sweeter flavor.

An overhead shot of watermelon lemonade.

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Three glasses of watermelon lemonade set together on a marble tray, surrounded by watermelon slices and lemons.

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Watermelon lemonade in short glasses, garnished with mint and watermelon.
Watermelon Mint Lemonade – Chick-Fil-A Copycat
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

With a summer weather upon us - there is really nothing like a nice cold glass of refreshing lemonade - and let me tell you, the mint-infused simple syrup makes this drink extra delicious!

Course: beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: watermelon mint lemonade
Servings: 6
Calories: 180 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
Mint-Infused Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup of mint leaves
Watermelon Mint Lemonade
  • 4 cups watermelon cubed
  • 4 lemons peeled *see note
  • 1 cup mint-infused simple syrup
  • 1 cups water
  • 1 cup ice
Instructions
Mint-Infused Simple Syrup
  1. In a small sauce pan combine water, sugar, and mint leaves.
  2. Bring to a simmer and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Strain to remove mint leaves.

  4. Transfer to an airtight container.
Watermelon Mint Lemonade
  1. Peel your lemons using a pairing knife. If you prefer to use lemon juice rather than whole lemons, see note.

  2. In a blender combine watermelon, lemons, simple syrup, and water.
  3. Use whole juice setting to blend.
  4. Serve over ice.
Recipe Notes

note: If you would rather juice your lemons than blend them - increase lemons to 6, and squeeze the juice from them. Use this in place of the whole lemons.

Watermelon Lemonade Q&A

How Long Does Homemade Lemonade Last?

The lemonade will last about 2 weeks in your fridge.  You can also freeze homemade lemonade!  It will keep in your freezer for about 3 months.

How do I get more Juice from my lemons?

A few pro tips to get more juice out of your lemons are:

  1. Press down and roll the lemon against your counter with the palm of your hand.
  2. Place the lemon in the microwave for 10 seconds.

Can I use storebough lemon juice?

I do not recommend using store bought.  It does not taste the same.  Fresh is best.

How can I alter this recipe?

Add water for a lighter flavor, or add more simple syrup for a sweeter flavor.

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Mint Lemonade – Chick-Fil-A Copycat
Amount Per Serving (8 ounces)
Calories 180
% Daily Value*
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 212mg6%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 590IU12%
Vitamin C 46.4mg56%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    This lemonade looks so refreshing!! thanks for the recipe. Also, where did you get those fabulous glasses?!?!

  2. 5 stars
    I just made this and it is delightful! Very light and refreshing. I might reduce the amount of sugar just for kicks and giggles and see if it effects the flavor. The mint syrup adds a beautiful touch.

  3. This might be a dumb question but you said peel lemons. What about the seeds? Do you mean juice 4 lemons?

    1. If you are using a high powered blender, the seeds get completely blended, so I just remove the rind because it is bitter. If you are not using a high powered blender like a Blendtec or vitamin, I would recommend juicing the lemons.