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. 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. 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. just curious how much watermelon to lemon juice??

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