Rosemary watermelon lemonade

    1 hour 30 min

    This lemonade is a little different, it's infused with fresh rosemary and contains watermelon, creating a wonderfully refreshing drink, which will always be welcomed on a warm day.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 475ml water
    • 150g caster sugar or to taste
    • 1 sprig rosemary, leaves stripped and chopped
    • 450ml lemon juice
    • 1.8kg watermelon flesh, seeded and cubed
    • 8 cupfuls ice cubes

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Bring the water and sugar to the 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 liquidiser. Sieve the rosemary syrup through a sieve into the liquidiser. Cover and puree until smooth. Sieve into a pitcher or a serving jug, then puree the remaining lemon juice and watermelon. Stir the lemonade before serving over ice.

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    Wow! This is excellent - and loved by 4 teenage boys, too. Got busy and ended up leaving my rosemary steeping for about 3 hours instead of 1 - which turned out fine. Tip: 1 largish baby 'seedless' watermelon makes almost exactly 12 cups of cubed melon - and you don't have to seed it. I'm sure fresh lemon juice would be best, but after squeezing forever to get 1 cup, I supplemented the rest with bottled lemon (I told you I need a citrus press, MisterByrd, take note). Tastes fantastic! A bit time consuming, but fun for every once in a while. Thanks!!  -  19 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a nice lemonade. But next time I will squeeze juice from watermelon for the perfect lemonade texture. Be sure to refregirate this lemonade a few hours or overnight before serving, it will be much better.  -  31 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was just OK in my opinion. I liked it better after it sat for a bit. I could not detect any rosemary flavor at all, which is what I was interested in tasting. All I really got was somewhat of a bitter taste from the lemons. If you are not into tart flavor, add more sugar than called for. I was wishing I had added a bit more. Don't think I would go out of my way to make this again, but it is a good way to use of a lot of watermelon quickly if you need to.  -  01 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)