Sparkling Watermelonade


Watermelon and lemon are two of the most thirst-quenching ingredients I know. Together, they′re unstoppable.

After a long, hot day in Brooklyn: a 3-year old′s birthday party, running through park sprinklers, grocery shopping for the following week, I needed this drink to cool me down. Trust me, this drink will quench your thirst.

Sparkling Watermelonade

Yield: 4


4 cups seedless watermelon chunks

¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, or to taste

2 tablespoons superfine sugar, or to taste

1 cup ice cubes

2 cups cold seltzer

Mint leaves, for garnish


  1. Place the watermelon, lemon juice, sugar and ice in a blender. Cover and process until smooth. Strain and discard the pulp, then transfer to a serving pitcher and top with the seltzer. Pour into glasses and top with some mint leaves.


  1. Tiffany on October 13, 2010 at 9:39 am

    This looks very interesting. I’ve never had watermelon juice, other than it dripping down my chin when I bite into a big slice. 🙂 I’m going to try this out. Sounds great, and just in time before the weather turns too cold and I can’t find anymore watermelons.

  2. Theresa P. on June 1, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    This combination sounds great! I love both flavors. and yes, i think you are right. that the watermelon is sweet enough. there is no need for sugar.

  3. allison on June 4, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    just curious how much watermelon to lemon juice??

  4. Silvana on June 4, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Hi Allison, the ratio of watermelon to lemon juice is really to taste. I like a lot of tartness from the lemon juice, so I’d likely use 2:1 or 3:1, watermelon to lemon juice, depending on the tartness of your lemons. Hope that helps!

  5. Christianne on June 12, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Silvana,Does the immersion blender actually chop up the ice w/o harming the blades?