Sweet'tauk lemonade recipes from "Let's make lemonade (and sell it too)" by Deborah Aiza, Montauk NY





Under the glare of a warm summer sun, fresh watermelon has already proved to be a great way to beat the heat. Combine it’s delicate flavor with some lemonade and you have a satisfying drink that’s perfect for even the hottest summer afternoon.


  • 1/2 to 1 Cup simple syrup
  • 10 Cups seedless watermelon (cubed, in 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 Cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice (6–8 lemons)
  • 2 Cups cold, filtered water

What to Do

  1.  Make your simple syrup.
  2. Pulse the watermelon in a blender until smooth.
  3. Strain watermelon through a fine strainer and discard the pulp.
  4. Juice your lemons.
  5. Place a strainer over a large bowl. Pour the lemon juice through to remove pulp and seeds. Using a spatula, press
  6. down on the pulp to remove any lemon juice that’s still caught in the pulp.
  7. Combine lemon juice, water, watermelon, and ½ cup simple syrup.
  8. Stir well and taste. Continue to add syrup until your lemonade is just sweet enough.
  9. Pour into a serving pitcher, add plenty of ice, and garnish with lemon slices.

QUICK TIP: Watermelon goes great with mint or basil. Just tear up a few leaves of either and stir into your glass before serving.