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

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: beverage
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 180kcal

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

  • In a small sauce pan combine water, sugar, and mint leaves.
  • Bring to a simmer and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool completely. Strain to remove mint leaves.
  • Transfer to an airtight container.

Watermelon Mint Lemonade

  • Peel your lemons using a pairing knife. If you prefer to use lemon juice rather than whole lemons, see note.
  • In a blender combine watermelon, lemons, simple syrup, and water.
  • Use whole juice setting to blend.
  • Serve over ice.

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

Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 46.4mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.7mg