beverages cocktails

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.
15m
PREP TIME
5m
COOK TIME
84
CALORIES
6
INGREDIENTS

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Ingredients 8 Servings

  • Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Rosemary Leaves
  • Lemonade
  • 6 Meyer lemons
  • 4 cups seedless watermelon cubes
  • 3 cups cold water

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 1 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.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 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.

TIPS AND TRICKS

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION

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