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Watermelon Spritzers

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Watermelon Spritzers with Honey and Lemon. Guest post by Maria Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod, recipe submitted by TK member Bev Weidner of Bev Cooks.

 
I love a lot of things about summer: vacations, swimming, picnics in the park, going to the farmers market, etc. But my absolute favorite thing has to be watermelon. I love watermelon. I eat it almost every day during the summer and I never get sick of it. There is nothing better than cutting into a big, juicy, red watermelon. It is the perfect cool-down treat. 

I enjoy eating watermelon plain but when I saw Bev Weidner’s recipe for Watermelon Spritzers with Honey and Lemon, I knew I had to save some of our watermelon to make these pretty drinks. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Watermelon Spritzers with Honey and Lemon. Guest post by Maria Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod, recipe submitted by TK member Bev Weidner of Bev Cooks.

To make the watermelon spritzers, you will need: watermelon, lemons, honey, seltzer water, and fresh mint or lemon balm. We used mint because we have a forest of mint growing in our backyard!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Watermelon Spritzers with Honey and Lemon. Guest post by Maria Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod, recipe submitted by TK member Bev Weidner of Bev Cooks.

First, juice the lemons. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Watermelon Spritzers with Honey and Lemon. Guest post by Maria Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod, recipe submitted by TK member Bev Weidner of Bev Cooks.

Next, cut up the watermelon into chunks. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Watermelon Spritzers with Honey and Lemon. Guest post by Maria Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod, recipe submitted by TK member Bev Weidner of Bev Cooks.

Place the watermelon, lemon juice and honey into a food processor. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Watermelon Spritzers with Honey and Lemon. Guest post by Maria Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod, recipe submitted by TK member Bev Weidner of Bev Cooks.

Process all of the ingredients together until smooth.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Watermelon Spritzers with Honey and Lemon. Guest post by Maria Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod, recipe submitted by TK member Bev Weidner of Bev Cooks.

Strain the mixture into a large bowl, pressing the juice out of any seeds or pulp that remains in the strainer.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Watermelon Spritzers with Honey and Lemon. Guest post by Maria Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod, recipe submitted by TK member Bev Weidner of Bev Cooks.

Pour the juice into a large pitcher and chill until you’re ready to drink.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Watermelon Spritzers with Honey and Lemon. Guest post by Maria Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod, recipe submitted by TK member Bev Weidner of Bev Cooks.

Serve with a splash of seltzer water and mint or lemon balm. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Watermelon Spritzers with Honey and Lemon. Guest post by Maria Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod, recipe submitted by TK member Bev Weidner of Bev Cooks.

Sip away! 

If you are looking for an easy and refreshing summer drink, you have to try these. They are perfect for summer barbecues, pool parties, or everyday sipping. They are family-friendly, but if you want to get a little crazy, you can add a little alcohol to the mix. Adults only though! 

I love serving thesen. They are simple to make and I love the bright color. Plus, our guests always ask for the recipe. They want in on the drink of the summer! Well, good thing the recipe is not a secret! Thanks Bev for sharing your fabulous drink recipe! Watermelon Spritzers are going to be flowing at our house all summer long. Make sure you visit Bev’s blog, Bev Cooks, for other fresh, simple, and tasty recipes. Cheers! 

 
 

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Watermelon Spritzers with Lemon and Honey

See post on Bev Weidner’s site!
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Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 6

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Description

Make these as is, or add some alcohol! Yeah, do that.

Ingredients

  • 2-½ pounds Fresh Watermelon (seedless If You Can Find It), Rind Removed And Cut Into Cubes
  • 3 whole Lemons (seedless If You Can Find It), Juiced
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 2 cups Chilled Seltzer Water (more Or Less)
  • 6 sprigs Lemon Balm Or Mint, For Garnish (optional!)

Preparation Instructions

Place the watermelon, lemon juice and honey into a food processor. Process until smooth.

Strain the mixture into a large bowl, pressing the juice out of any seeds or pulp that remains in the strainer.

Pour the juice into a large pitcher and chill until you’re ready to drink.

Serve with a splash of seltzer water and lemon balm or mint, if using.

 
 
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Maria and her husband Josh (who she affectionately refers to as her “dough boy”) blog at Two Peas and Their Pod. They’ve been featured on Saveur, Eatocracy, Gourmet Live, Glamour, and the Los Angeles Times, to name just a few. They’d also just recently added a little pea to their pod. We’re so glad to have them here!

 

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Travis Cotton on 7.9.2012

Maybe I can finally find a way to eat watermelon. Usually the stuff makes me ill.

Jan Owens on 7.3.2012

Love the watermelon spritzer w/lil vodka. Very refreshing…Thanks..Love your sweet family. Love to always hear from you. Just a note in the mail box…P>S> Does your friend that paints on the mixers. Does she do it for the public?? They are the BOMB>>>Thanks Jan

Heidi on 7.2.2012

@Kendra – You need to be as careful with the lemon balm as you do with mint. It will take over your yard and grow to be 2 feet tall. Lemon balm and oregano may have reached “weed” proportions in my Pacific NW yard, but it smells great!!

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trisherina on 7.2.2012

I made these today for Canada Day family dinner — had plenty of mint to go with; they turned out pretty good with club soda.

jackie d on 6.30.2012

I just made these, and mine taste horrible??? really, what did I do wrong? I followed the recipe, it is bitter watermelon flavor. i completly destroyed the kitchen making them too, so I was hoping it would taste good!