Monday, August 24, 2009

watermelon lemonade

Liisa, Mary & Zach were here this weekend to get out of the city heat & relax in the burbs. It was a weekend of swimming, board games, listening to classic vinyl ("the hills are alive....with the Sound of Music!) and watermelon lemonade.

Liisa found the recipe in one of her & my favorite food blogs, Smitten Kitchen.

Here's what you need to make a pitcherful:

1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cups pureed watermelon
1 cup simple syrup *
1 cup sparkling water
1 cup vodka

*Simple syrup is just equal quantities of sugar & water heated until the sugar melts. I used a cup of sugar and a cup of water and had enough syrup for 2 batches of drinks.


  1. AMAZING! We just made these for Liisa's birthday in Queens! And they were GREAT. We used gin instead of vodka, and Newman's lemonade instead of lemon juice and cut down on the simple sugar.

    I will post pictures soon! Happy 26 Liisa Hill Murray!!