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.