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Drink Week: Watermelonade and Cucumber Limeade

2010 April 23

Last day of Drink Week:

The end has come- the end of drink week. I’m sad to see it go, even though it’s kind of ridiculous because all it really means is that I won’t be posting a drink EVERY day. Nowhere in there does it mean I can’t make more, nor does it mean that I can’t share more at a later time. I’m officially ridiculous and you should probably just dismiss anything else I say today (it’s Friday)…except for the drink concoctions.

What I’m most interested in for the weekend are more drinks-give them to me, ladies and gents. Please share. I already did the mojito thing last night, anything new would be dandy.

Check out the sips from drink week: iced tea and other ideas using tea, fruit spritzers and fruit pops, lemonade, limeade and ideas for those (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and iced coffee and coffee cubes.

These last two are twists on -ades, quite different and worth a try on a hot day…those are coming. Woot woot!

Watermelonade from Gourmet
Makes about a gallon

12 lb. watermelon (preferably seedless)
¼ cup sugar
4 tsp fresh lemon juice
16 cups ice cubes
pinch of salt
lemon/lime slices/mint-garnish

Cut the flesh of the watermelon into chunks and discard the rind. Puree one fourth of the watermelon in a blender with 1 tbsp of sugar, 1 tsp lemon juice, a pinch of salt and 4 cups of ice. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large pitcher. Throw away the solids (or make into fruit pops). Make the other 3 batches the same way, place into the pitcher, taste and add more sugar (if needed). Serve over ice. Garnish with lime/lemon slices and/or mint.

Cucumber Limeade from Martha Stewart
Serves 4 to 6
1 English cucumber (about 1 lb.)
1 ½ cups water
¼ cup sugar
juice of 1 lime
¼ tsp salt
1 cup of ice

Peel the cucumber and remove any seeds. Chop and place in a blender with water, sugar, lime juice, salt and ice. Blend until smooth and serve over ice. Garnish with cucumber spears, if you’d like.

9 Responses leave one →
  1. April 23, 2010

    how funny i had cucumber limeade on my to make list, great pics..I love the watermelemonade also..looks refreshing


  2. April 23, 2010

    These both sound so tasty! Great photos, too!

  3. April 23, 2010

    That sounds so good. My hub has made cucumber juice before but I think I’d like it better with the lime.

    • April 24, 2010

      I’ve had cucumber juice too and wasn’t as big a fan as I now am for the limeade version. Cucumber, I think, needs something added to it for a drink.

  4. April 25, 2010

    After this winter, I’ve had my fill of hot chocolate and hot tea (I’m keeping hot coffee, though) – now I’m ready for ‘ades! Love the cool, frosty-frothy top on the cucumber limeade.

  5. April 25, 2010

    I love these – I’m always looking for cool non-alcoholic options. At a party, designated drivers should get to have something fun to drink too!

  6. April 25, 2010

    Love the cucumber limeade. What a neat idea!! I’m going to make this soon.

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