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Watermelon Lemonade Cocktail

Ingredients (7)

  • 3 pounds seedless watermelon, rind removed and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 6 cups)
  • 1 cup light rum
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 7 medium lemons)
  • 1/2 cup blackberry or raspberry liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Ice
  • Blackberries, for garnish
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories125
  • Fat0.22g
  • Saturated fat0.04g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs14.24g
  • Fiber0.4g
  • Sugar12.13g
  • Protein0.6g
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium2.3mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (11 servings) Powered by

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Watermelon Lemonade Cocktail

This recipe from author and former Gramercy Tavern managing partner Nick Mautone combines several favorite flavors of summer: watermelon, fresh lemonade, rum, and blackberries.

What to buy: Look for blackberry liqueur in well-stocked liquor stores or online. If you can’t find it, you can also use raspberry liqueur.

Game plan: The watermelon lemonade can be made and refrigerated up to 8 hours in advance.

Instructions

  1. 1Set a fine-mesh strainer over a large bowl and set it aside.
  2. 2Place the watermelon in a blender and blend until liquified, about 1 minute. Pour through the strainer into the bowl and scrape a rubber spatula against the inside surface of the strainer to push the juice through until only pulp remains. Discard the pulp. (You should have about 3 cups of juice.)
  3. 3Transfer the watermelon juice to a nonreactive 2-quart container. Add the rum, lemon juice, liqueur, and sugar and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Just before serving, stir to recombine. Pour over ice and garnish with a few blackberries.
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