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Sparkling Watermelonade

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.