Watermelon Limeade

While living with a toddler I have found that I need to be creative when he decides he no longer wants to eat a certain type of food. One day, Sam will eat (insert name of food) like there is no tomorrow, the next day he throws it to the dog. I have been told that this is normal toddler behavior, but it sure can be annoying.

In order to reduce waste I have been keeping a baggy in the freezer to make smoothies for him when I get enough fruit collected, throw a little spinach or kale into the mix and I feel pretty good about that healthy snack.

But sometimes I find a way to re-purpose the fruit he won’t eat any more into something yummy for the hubby and I. Say hello to these yummy adult watermelon limeades.

 

Watermelon Limeade

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:097a

  • 6 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 4 limes, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (more to taste)
  • 2-4 ounces Tequila, optional
  • Lime wedges and maraschino cherries, for garnish

Directions: Blend watermelon, lime juice, and sugar in a blender until completely smooth. Pour the mixture into a pitcher and chill until ready to use. When you are ready to serve the drinks, pour the watermelon limeade into glasses and mix in 1-2 ounces of tequila per drink (if you want an alcoholic beverage). Garnish with lime wedges and cherries, enjoy!

 

Step-by-Step Photos

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Here are our cast of characters for this delectable drink…. mmmmmmm!

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Toss the sugar and fresh lime juice into the blender along with the watermelon. Next time I will be more careful to remove all of the seeds. Those little guys were a strange little surprise in my drink.

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Then one adorable toddler comes peeking into the kitchen to charm his way into getting a taste. Maybe a sip of the non-alcoholic version, buddy. Isn’t he the cutest little guy you ever did see?

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Once you’re no longer distracted by a cute little kid it’s time to blend it up! The watermelon limeade that is. Will you look at that pretty color?

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Pour your fresh limeade into a pitcher and chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to enjoy it. I only own one pitcher, and I realized I could probably have fit two batches in this pitcher but alas, I didn’t have any more watermelon.

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When you are ready to enjoy this delicious nectar, measure out 1-2 ounces of tequila per drink.

You can definitely leave out the alcohol if you want a non-alcoholic beverage… But it is much better with it, trust me!

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Just in case you were wondering, I spiked my drink.

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Give everything a quick stir and add your garnishes.

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This lighting made the drinks look a little darker than they actually were, but oh oh oh! This watermelon limeade was so refreshing and delicious! Try it right now, you won’t regret it!

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Love it! Everything is so fresh, bright, and beautiful. The watermelon doesn’t need a lot of extra sugar so I thought that 2 tablespoons was the perfect amount. The lime and tequila make this drink extra perky. Happy blending!

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