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.
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
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
What a refreshing summer drink! It sounds fabulous!
looks delicious! I have been wanting to try a martha stewart version of this…love your addition of sorbet!
This is indeed the right drink to cool down. It sounds refreshing to the maximum! Hehe
Thank you for the nice comment!
How is it with vodka?
I bet it’s even better! 🙂
Oh, I like the lemon sorbet idea…and vodka. 🙂
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!
Thanks so much Eric!!
Simple and refreshing, I love it. Will definitely be making these over fourth of july!
Thanks, Mary Ellen!
This sounds delish! I’m going to try it this weekend, perfect summertime drink.
I love the color of watermelon so this cooler is for me.
The color is one of the things I loved about this!
Uh, yes PLEASE! Perfect summer treat!
Thanks for commenting, Liz!!
SO cute!! What a great idea. Absolutely stunning for summer
These sound so cool and refreshing. Perfect for these hot summer days. I love the glasses too.
Thanks! They are actually mini trifle bowls – have to improvise sometimes 🙂
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!
You know it best! We are in need of liquid and something to let us forget the scorching sun.
Perfect for summer.
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:)
Thanks, Nancy! I am sure gonna miss summer, too 🙁
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This sounds perfect for summer.
Thank you, Heidi! I appreciate you stopping by 🙂
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