This is a recipe I created in an effort to duplicate my favorite lemonade from a cafe in downtown L.A. called, well, ‘Lemonade’. I don’t like it too sweet, so if you want to add more sugar, cool. But I think that this recipe is perfect. It also makes a great martini served in a sugar-rimmed glass with a garnish of watermelon wedge and a twist of lemon! Simply fabulous!
- 2 cups water
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 1 sprig rosemary, leaves stripped and chopped
- 2 cups lemon juice
- 12 cups cubed seeded watermelon
- 8 cups ice cubes
- 1 Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Stir in the rosemary, and set aside to steep for 1 hour.
- 2 Place half of the lemon juice, and half of the watermelon into a blender. Strain the rosemary syrup through a mesh strainer into the blender. Cover, and puree until smooth. Strain into a pitcher, then puree the remaining lemon juice and watermelon. Stir the lemonade before serving over ice.
- Calories 156.3
- Carbohydrate 41.2 g
- Fat 0.3 g
- Fiber 1.2 g
- Protein 1.6 g
- Sodium 4.7 mg
- Sugar 34.3 g
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