Fresh Lemonade with Grilled Lemons & Watermelon

In this refreshing twist to lemonade, watermelon adds a pretty pink hue while grilled lemons add a smoky, tart flavor.  An accent of rosemary completes this great flavor.

Serves: 8
  • Simple Syrup:
  • Lemonade:
15 mins Prep time 5 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
5 mins Cook time
  • For the Simple Syrup, mix sugar and water in small saucepan. Bring to boil. Remove from heat. Add rosemary; let stand 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Strain. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

  • Cut 4 of the lemons in half crosswise. Cut remaining 2 lemons into slices. Grill lemon halves and slices over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly charred. Set lemon slices aside for garnish. Squeeze juice from lemon halves to yield 1/2 cup juice.

  • Place watermelon cubes and lemon juice in blender container; cover. Blend on high speed until smooth. Pour fruit mixture into large pitcher. Add Simple Syrup and cold water; mix well. Serve in ice-filled beverage glasses. Garnish with reserved lemon slices.

Cooking tip

Substitution Tip: Use 5 regular lemons in place of the Meyer lemons. Sweeten to taste with additional sugar, if desired.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 84Calories: 84Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 4mgProtein: 1g
  • Total Fat: 0gFiber: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 20g