5 Refreshing Watermelon Drinks to Enjoy

Delicious and hydrating beverages to beat the summer heat.


Healthy Food
Refreshing watermelon is a perfect way to hydrate.

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Summertime means long hot days under the sun. It also means that people need to drink more to stay hydrated. But why stick to plain water if you can have watermelon instead.

Besides being a refreshing and hydrating food, watermelon contains 92 percent water, according to the Greatest, it is also packed full of nutrition and health benefits. Watermelons are also lower in sugar than many other fruits. That’s why this seasonal fruit can also be used to make delicious and hydrating summer beverages.

These five watermelon drink recipes are perfect for a summer barbeque, celebrating  the 4 th of July, or just lounging at the beach.

Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon lemonade will really hit the spot on a hot summer afternoon. This super simple recipe from the Belle of the Kitchen blog only has four ingredients: chopped watermelon, lemon juice, sugar, and water. Blend the watermelon and lemon juice and strain the mixture. Add the mixture to the water and sugar to make a refreshingly hydrating drink.

Watermelon Juice

Watermelon juice is super easy to make according to the cooking blog Cookie & Kate; all you need is a blender and a small ripe watermelon. Just scoop out the melon, and blend. If your watermelon has seeds or if you prefer to have less pulp in your juice, you can strain it. Chill and enjoy.

It’s simple to make watermelon juice.

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Watermelon Smoothie

For a healthy breakfast on a summer morning or anytime of the day this watermelon smoothie recipe from The Pioneer Woman is sure to please. In addition to watermelon, you will need strawberries, a banana, and creamy yogurt. Remove the seeds if there are any, add the ingredients to your blender and blend until the mixture is smooth.

Watermelon Mint Iced Tea

This light and refreshing iced tea is a super healthy and hydrating summer drink. The recipe from the Everyday Laura blog is easy to make. First you need to brew the mint tea (with tea bags or fresh leaves) and while it is cooling, you need to make two cups of watermelon juice. Strain the juice to remove seeds and pulp and mix with the tea. Add ice and lime slices if desired, garnish with mint leaves and serve.

Watermelon mint tea with a lime twist.

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Watermelon Soda

Here’s a DIY summer soda idea from a blog from Soda Sense. All you need is about an ounce of watermelon and sugar to make a watermelon syrup that can be stored in your refrigerator for up to a month. To make the soda, pour a small amount of the syrup in a glass and top with sparkling water from any soda maker.