Kick Your Hydration Up a Notch With Rosemary Watermelonade
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Kick Your Hydration Up a Notch With Rosemary Watermelonade

When we think summer vacation, the first things that come to mind are frolicking on the beach, biting into a huge wedge of juicy watermelon and staying hydrated with a cool beverage. For those who aren’t huge fans of drinking plain water, we’ve explored multiple ways to spice it up and totally step up your water game. This time around, we’re combining three of our favorite summer flavors into one delicious beverage that will keep you hydrated all summer long. Introducing, Rosemary Watermelonade!

Ingredients:

— 4 cups chopped watermelon

— 1 cup fresh lemon juice or the juice of 6 fresh lemons

— 1/4 cup sugar

— 2 tablespoons honey

— 4 cups water

— 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

Instructions:

1. In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil with the sugar. Stir occasionally to make sure the sugar melts. When it boils, stir in the honey. Then add in the rosemary and turn off the heat, letting the rosemary steep and set for about 30 minutes.

2. If you are using fresh lemons, juice the lemons and strain to get rid of any seeds or pulp.

3. Puree the watermelon in a blender. Add a splash of water if needed. If you’re serving the lemonade later, pour a little bit of the puree into an ice cube tray to make watermelon ice cubes. Put in freezer.

4. Strain the rosemary water into a pitcher. Add in the watermelon puree and lemon juice.

5. Fill the rest with water. Add in watermelon ice cubes if you made them.

In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil with the sugar. Stir occasionally to make sure the sugar melts. When it boils, stir in the honey. Then add in the rosemary and turn off the heat, letting the rosemary steep and set for about 30 minutes.

If you are using fresh lemons, juice the lemons and strain to get rid of any seeds or pulp. Juicing lemons by hand may take longer, but the fresher flavor is worth the extra work.

Puree the watermelon in a blender and add a splash of water if needed.

If you’re making the watermelonade ahead of time, creating watermelon puree ice cubes is a great idea! It’ll keep your drink cool without watering it down.

Strain the rosemary water into a pitcher. Then add in the watermelon puree and lemon juice. Add in watermelon ice cubes if you made them, then add water.

Pour and serve! If you’re really trying to impress, top off these drinks with a sprig of rosemary and some lemon.

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