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Memorial Day marks the return of things like running barefoot, sipping lemonade and chomping down on cold watermelon. It’s always a good weekend. Mix in these Pink Watermelon Lemonade Slushies and your weekend will go from good to great. These slushies are so refreshingly delicious…it’s hard to stop at just one!
It feels like Monday, but… it’s Tuesday!!
Love long weekends.
Especially the Memorial Day weekend.
The weather was horrible Saturday and Sunday, but Memorial Day… was perfect. A little cold for my liking, but that is the usual around here. I like it HOT. Like ninety degrees, sweat your butt off hot. It was more like sixty degrees, but the sun was shining and it felt summerish.
I’ll definitely take it.
So, I cut up my first watermelon over the weekend.
Ahh wait, now that I think about it, it was actually my second. The first one got used for these photos and was immediately eaten by my family. But this second one, oh my gosh, it was perfect. I pretty much ate it all by myself. It was actually so perfect that I went and bought two more. One more for eating and one more for lemonade.
What’s a hot summer day without a glass of freezing cold lemonade?
A not so fun one if you ask me.
No, but in all seriousness, growing up I never liked any kind of sugary drinks. When we went to Florida though my grandma would buy Fresca, and I have to say, I did love those, but other than that it was mostly just water…
Except in the summer.
In the summer, my brothers and I would make giant batches of pink lemonade. You know, the Country Time Pink Lemonade?? Basically a kid’s best friend during the summer months. I have given up my love for that sugary stuff that probably does not even contain any real lemons, but my brothers still love the stuff.
When temperatures would get really hot, we would break out the blenders and make slushies.
It’s just ice and lemonade, but it was the best thing to us.
So that is what I made today.
Except this time I left out the Country Time and made things way better. Naturally pink lemonade that tastes a little like watermelon, AND is made with fresh lemons? Oh yeah, that beats Country Time any day in my book.
I brought these out to my dad and brothers who were down at the barn tearing up concrete (Ahh, yes!) and they downed them. Perfect thirst-quenching summer drink.
Oh, and my older brother Brendan, he highly recommends adding a little vodka, because hey, that’s just what adults do…
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If these slushies don’t scream summer than I don’t know what does!
nice refreshing summer drink!
Tieghan, I swear your photos get more and more beautiful in every post. Love even the name of this drink. I want this on my Pinterest drinks board!
Seriously, this drink is SO pretty against that blue background! I love all the colors you’ve got going on with the blue background too – would love a tall cup in my hands right now!
THANKS!! Hope you had a great Tuesday! 🙂
These slushies look so refreshing and I bet they taste just like summer! It’s been getting up to 90 degrees here, so I know I’ll need to make some of these soon. I think I would definitely have to add some vodka, haha. 🙂
Thanks Beth!! 🙂
OMG, these look so refreshing! I wish I could drink it right now. Perfect for summer 😉
I was obsessed with Country Time lemonade when I was a kid, but I can’t stomach it now. This pink lemonade looks delish, though, and I love the little watermelon chucks stuck in the top of the glasses. Cute!
Thanks so much, Becky!!
I can see myself sipping on one of these beauties all summer by the pool! Cute pix too, love the colors. Let’s not forget that Memorial Day is a day for being grateful as well as BBQ 😉
Thanks so much, Gween!! I could not agree more!
We were on a similar page this weekend! I made watermelon gin fizzes with lime juice, watermelon, ginger beer and mint. So good!
Oh my gosh, those sound awesome!! Perfect for the beach! 🙂
These are definitely going on the list of things to make when it is WAY too hot outside! I love how you’ve upped the already excellent refreshment level of watermelon with ice and tangy lemon.
My kids absolutely love lemonade. These would be a winner for sure:)
These are gorgeous and so Summery! Plus, I just can’t get over those adorable spoons with the little lemon charms—perfect! Totally loving the blue background, too 🙂
This looks like such a fun drink. Watermelon and mint, that’s refreshing! I love the watermelon bites you added to it and the clicks are so fun 🙂
Tieghan- these are beautiful! Perfect for laying by the pool or relaxing at the beach (if you can transport them quickly). I love summery watermelon and just posted a Watermelon Lime Agua Fresca. Yum!
Thanks so much, Bri! That Agua Fresca sounds awesome!
These are absolutely gorgeous, I’d love a couple of these by the pool!
Did I miss where it says to put in the lemon juice? This looks so yummy! Do you add the lemon juice when you put the watermelon in with the simple syrup and the rest of the water? I definitely want to try this one!
Oops, sorry! You add the lemon juice with the simple syrup. fixing the recipe now. Hope you love this!