Watermelon Lemon Cooler

With summer almost officially upon us, it’s a good time to talk about fun and refreshing drinks.  This Watermelon Lemon Cooler makes the perfect cool drink.

  Summer was always my favorite time of year and yields the best memories for me.  What are your favorite childhood summer memories?  Mine were going to all my brothers’ baseball games at the park, playing outside in the sun all day and riding bikes or rollerblading with all the kids in the neighborhood until dinnertime.  My brothers and I would eat dinner and then go back outside until it got too dark to see..  not having a care in the world.  It’s like that Bucky Covington song, ” A Different World”, except we did have video games, but we still preferred to play outside :) We drank from the garden hose, (I still do that occasionally) and didn’t worry.   Maybe kids nowadays are coddled too much?  Wow, that sentence makes me feel old!

This cool, refreshing, nonalcoholic drink is guaranteed to cool you down on those hot summer days.  It comes together really fast and is served icy cold! It’s  something you could drink with brunch, or before dinner on a warm evening, or at a festive lunch.  The bright, fresh flavors of watermelon, mint and lemon mingle together and the result is light and refreshing.  It’s good for groups too.  But make a lot — it will be a crowd-pleaser.

Watermelon Lemon Cooler

Watermelon Lemon Cooler

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 pounds (4 cups) sliced seedless watermelon, rind removed
1 cup lemon sorbet
1 lemon, zested
1 1/2 cups cold water
Watermelon wedges and mint, for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

In a food processor, blend watermelon, sorbet, and lemon zest until very smooth.

Stir in 1 1/2 cups cold water; cover and refrigerate until very cold.

Serve over ice and garnish with watermelon wedges and mint.

Recipe source:  adapted from foodnetwork.com

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Author:Ashley

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35 Responses to “Watermelon Lemon Cooler”

  1. June 8, 2012 at 8:22 AM #

    What a refreshing summer drink! It sounds fabulous!

  2. June 8, 2012 at 10:01 AM #

    looks delicious! I have been wanting to try a martha stewart version of this…love your addition of sorbet!

  3. June 8, 2012 at 11:04 AM #

    This is indeed the right drink to cool down. It sounds refreshing to the maximum! Hehe

    • June 11, 2012 at 12:54 AM #

      Thank you for the nice comment!

  4. Matt
    June 8, 2012 at 12:21 PM #

    How is it with vodka?

    • June 11, 2012 at 12:54 AM #

      I bet it’s even better! :)

  5. June 8, 2012 at 1:04 PM #

    Oh, I like the lemon sorbet idea…and vodka. :)

  6. June 10, 2012 at 1:19 PM #

    Wow sounds so simple and delicious, would be great for a bbq! Following your blog now on the various social platforms, looking forward to sharing with you!

    • June 11, 2012 at 12:55 AM #

      Thanks so much Eric!!

  7. June 11, 2012 at 5:15 PM #

    Simple and refreshing, I love it. Will definitely be making these over fourth of july!

  8. June 12, 2012 at 2:25 PM #

    This sounds delish! I’m going to try it this weekend, perfect summertime drink.

  9. June 12, 2012 at 2:25 PM #

    I love the color of watermelon so this cooler is for me.

    • June 12, 2012 at 6:17 PM #

      The color is one of the things I loved about this!

  10. June 13, 2012 at 10:26 PM #

    Uh, yes PLEASE! Perfect summer treat!

    • June 14, 2012 at 12:40 AM #

      Thanks for commenting, Liz!!

  11. June 14, 2012 at 2:05 PM #

    SO cute!! What a great idea. Absolutely stunning for summer

  12. June 14, 2012 at 4:25 PM #

    These sound so cool and refreshing. Perfect for these hot summer days. I love the glasses too.

    • June 14, 2012 at 5:14 PM #

      Thanks! They are actually mini trifle bowls – have to improvise sometimes :)

  13. June 18, 2012 at 10:41 PM #

    That recipe sure looks so delightful! I hope I can try it sometime.. Together with some favorite recipes. I’m pretty much sure that recipe will be captivating!

  14. June 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM #

    You know it best! We are in need of liquid and something to let us forget the scorching sun.

  15. July 6, 2012 at 6:41 PM #

    share? lol

  16. July 10, 2012 at 8:38 AM #

    Perfect for summer.

  17. September 9, 2012 at 5:31 PM #

    Hi Ashley,
    What a grate watermelon cooler. I don’t want summer to be over yet. But if I had to choose my last summer treat watermelon would be pretty high on the list. Thanks for sharing:)

    • September 10, 2012 at 2:20 AM #

      Thanks, Nancy! I am sure gonna miss summer, too :(

  18. June 21, 2013 at 2:44 AM #

    This sounds perfect for summer.

    • June 21, 2013 at 1:09 PM #

      Thank you, Heidi! I appreciate you stopping by :)

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