Rosemary-Infused Watermelon Lemonade Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Rosemary-Infused Watermelon Lemonade Recipe
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Rosemary-Infused Watermelon Lemonade

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"This is a recipe I created in an effort to duplicate my favorite lemonade from a cafe in downtown L.A. called, well, 'Lemonade'. I don't like it too sweet, so if you want to add more sugar, cool. But I think that this recipe is perfect. It also makes a great martini served in a sugar-rimmed glass with a garnish of watermelon wedge and a twist of lemon! Simply fabulous!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr
  • READY IN

    1 hr 15 mins

Directions

  1. Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Stir in the rosemary, and set aside to steep for 1 hour.
  2. Place half of the lemon juice, and half of the watermelon into a blender. Strain the rosemary syrup through a mesh strainer into the blender. Cover, and puree until smooth. Strain into a pitcher, then puree the remaining lemon juice and watermelon. Stir the lemonade before serving over ice.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 19, 2008

Wow! This is excellent - and loved by 4 teenage boys, too. Got busy and ended up leaving my rosemary steeping for about 3 hours instead of 1 - which turned out fine. Tip: 1 largish baby 'seedless' watermelon makes almost exactly 12 cups of cubed melon - and you don't have to seed it. I'm sure fresh lemon juice would be best, but after squeezing forever to get 1 cup, I supplemented the rest with bottled lemon (I told you I need a citrus press, MisterByrd, take note). Tastes fantastic! A bit time consuming, but fun for every once in a while. Thanks!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 01, 2010

This was just OK in my opinion. I liked it better after it sat for a bit. I could not detect any rosemary flavor at all, which is what I was interested in tasting. All I really got was somewhat of a bitter taste from the lemons. If you are not into tart flavor, add more sugar than called for. I was wishing I had added a bit more. Don't think I would go out of my way to make this again, but it is a good way to use of a lot of watermelon quickly if you need to.

 

21 Ratings

Aug 31, 2009

This was a nice lemonade. But next time I will squeeze juice from watermelon for the perfect lemonade texture. Be sure to refregirate this lemonade a few hours or overnight before serving, it will be much better.

 
Jul 24, 2009

A very interesting change from the typical lemonade. Even my family (who don't typically welcome 'different' recipes) enjoyed this!

 
Oct 13, 2011

I LOVED this. It was so unique and refreshing and a bit floral. If it were just me, I'd give it 5 stars. However, I made it for a party, and only about half my guests liked it. So, I don't know if I'd make something this unique for a mixed crowd again. But, I will thoroughly enjoy the half pitcher that's left from the party.

 
Jan 19, 2010

Only one person out of 10 didn't like it! A little too bitter for me, but still good. I wish I had chilled the glasses, though.

 
Jun 04, 2011

This drink is delicious! Very refreshing, and the flavors work so well together. Will definitely make again!

 
Jul 20, 2009

Tastes great. A little labor intensive. But, well worth the work.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 156 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.2 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 12 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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