Watermelon lemonade

Watermelon lemonade

By Lulu Grimes (BBC Good Food)

This watermelon lemonade looks amazing but is super-simple to make. It’s perfect for a kids party or makes a refreshing summer drink for kids or adults.


  • 1 large or 2 small watermelons
  • 250 ml lemon juice (from a bottle or squeeze your own)
  • 100 gr golden caster sugar
  • 1l bottle soda water
  • lime, cut into slices
  • small handful mint
  • crushed ice


  1. Cut the top off the watermelon and hollow it out using a large spoon, fishing out any pips along the way. Mash the flesh through a sieve into a bowl. Put the flesh in a blender (or use a tall jug and hand blender) with the lemon juice and sugar, whizz to a purée, then stir in the soda.
  2. Heap some ice into the hollowed-out watermelon and fill it with the lemonade mixture. Serve the rest in a jug with the lime slices and mint. Have a bowl of extra crushed ice on the side so people can help themselves.