This year our lemon tree has a bumper crop of lemons.  While this is a good thing, it does mean we have to come up with ways to use lemons.  Most recipes use only a little lemon juice or lemon zest.  Lemonade is probably the best way to use a number of lemons at one time.

I took these off of the lemon tree yesterday. It doesn’t include the 10+ already in the house, and many times that many on the tree still.

I didn’t want to make plain lemonade so I looked around for recipes for different flavored lemonades.  The one that that caught my eye was Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade.  That recipe uses frozen concentrate not fresh lemon juice so I had to come up with my own way to make it.

Using a blender puree enough water melon for 4 cups of watermelon juice. Add 2 cups of lemon juice and 1 cup of sugar to the watermelon juice.  Chill in the fridge or add ice to cool.

I mixed the watermelon/lemon juice half and half with sparkling water.  It might be a bit tart for some people so you may need to add more sugar if you like a sweeter lemonade.

This is a great spring or summer flavor, and something that I will definitely be making again.


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  1. readmyphotos

    Did you plant your lemon tree from seed or have it as a small plant ?

    1. Joshua

      It was at the house when we moved here. It wasn’t a very happy tree when we bought the house though.

  2. Calvin Braley

    This sounds fantastic! I’ll have to try making some with stevia in place of the sugar

  3. A_Boleyn

    I always like to have lemons in my fruit crisper drawer, even though I don’t have a tree of my own to pick them off …. and lemonade is my fall back use. 🙂

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