Watermelon Limeade

Wow! This flavor-packed limeade is a real thirst quencher during the dog days of summer, when watermelon is at its best. Should a festive occasion arise, it also makes a wonderful margarita mixer when paired with premium white tequila.

Farm to Fork by Emeril Lagasse; photography by Steven Freeman. Copyright 2010; HarperCollins Publishers

Watermelon Limeade

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    Ingredients

    8 cups cubed watermelon (seeds removed), or 1 quart watermelon juice 1/2 cup sugar, or more to taste
    1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice Lime slices, for garnish (optional)

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    • 1

      Place half of the watermelon cubes in a blender and process until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve set over a large bowl; discard the solids. Repeat with the remaining watermelon cubes. You should end up with about 1 quart of watermelon juice.

    • 2

      Add the lime juice and sugar to the watermelon juice, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Taste, and add more sugar if necessary. Transfer the limeade to a nonreactive pitcher and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

    • 3

      Serve over ice in tumblers, with lime slices for garnish.

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