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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!

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It feels like Monday, but… it’s Tuesday!!

Love long weekends.

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Especially the Memorial Day weekend.

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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.

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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.

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What’s a hot summer day without a glass of freezing cold lemonade?

A not so fun one if you ask me.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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So that is what I made today.

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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.

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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 you make these Pink Watermelon Lemonade Slushies be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

 

Pink Watermelon Lemonade Slushies.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 2 litres
Calories Per Serving: 344 kcal

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Ingredients

Pink Watermelon Lemonade

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5-6 cups cold water
  • 8 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Slushies

  • 4 cups ice
  • 1 1/2 cups Florida's Natural® Brand Lemonade with Raspberry and Peach
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint or basil optional

Instructions

Pink Watermelon Lemonade

  • Combine the sugar with 1 cup water in a small sauce pot. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil and cook 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and pour into a heat safe glass. Place in the fridge to cool.
  • Add half the watermelon and 1 cup of water to a blender and puree until smooth. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer set over a large bowl. Discard the watermelon pulp. Again, add the remaining watermelon and another cup water to the blender, puree until smooth. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer set over a large bowl. Discard the watermelon pulp.
  • To the large bowl add the remaining 2 cups water, lemon juice and the sugar water from the fridge. Whisk to combine. Taste. Add more water if it is too sweet for your liking. Pour into glass jugs and store in the fridge. Before drinking make sure to shake the lemonade up.

Slushies

  • Add the ice and the Lemonade with Raspberries and Peach to a blender. Blend until slushie consistency. Add the mint or basil if using, taste and add more lemonade if desired. DRINK!

Notes

Nutritional value based on 1 litre

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If these slushies don’t scream summer than I don’t know what does!

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  1. These look delicious. How far in advance could I put these slushies together and keep in fridge for a Summer Baby Shower? I know everyone would want one!
    Thanks for all the great recipes.

    1. Hey Karen! I don’t recommend adding any ice until just before serving or it will melt. The lemonade however can be make a few days ahead and kept in the fridge no problem. Then just add the ice! Let me know if you have questions. Thanks so much!!

  2. I’ve got a watermelon on my counter right now calling my name Tieghan 🙂 It’s 102 today and I know my boys would just LOVE these slushies. PInned and shared on FB!

  3. I.LOVE.THIS!!!!! Summer, I don’t detest you anymore!!!!! I can totally imagine coming home after a long, sweaty and tiring day and sipping this incredible slushie watching One Tree Hill reruns! Sooooo GOOOOD!

  4. I’m thinking of every California summer song I can think of and playing them all in my head simultaneously – because these make me want to sit on a beach and slurp all day long!

  5. These are just plain pretty! I can only imagine how refreshing on a hot day!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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. 🙂

  9. 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!

  10. 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 😉

  11. We were on a similar page this weekend! I made watermelon gin fizzes with lime juice, watermelon, ginger beer and mint. So good!

  12. 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.

  13. 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 🙂

  14. 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 🙂

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

    1. Oops, sorry! You add the lemon juice with the simple syrup. fixing the recipe now. Hope you love this!

  17. My 7 year old Cole is sitting next to me reading this with me and is now begging me to make him one soon. So cool!

  18. I can definitely see myself sipping on these slushies alllll summer long. Yum!

  19. These look SO refreshing – I want one for breakfast this morning! I love the color contrast of the reds/pinks and the blue background, by the way (so dramatic and beautiful)!

  20. Ah yes, childhood memories. Pink Lemonade is synonymous to summer! I love that you made them with watermelon which I have been munching on endlessly :).

  21. These are so pretty and look so refreshing – love making “real” lemonade during the summer!

  22. Ohh, love the color of these slushies and the lemon/watermelon combo rocks! Can’t wait to make these!

  23. Gorgeous slushies, Tieghan! It’s been over 80 degrees and humid here the past few days, and I have a feeling my family would adore these slushies. I think I could literally drink all the contents of those glasses, they look so amazing! Pinned. 🙂

  24. Beautiful drink! Love that pink with the dark blue background. We had close to 90 degrees yesterday–and I went kayaking on the river. It was amazing! 🙂

  25. We hit 90 yesterday and I have to tell you I could have used that slushy we went from 60 and rainy to sunny and 90 I prefer a small gradual increase but I’m not complaining…This look so refreshing and pretty I’m definitely adding to my to do list.

  26. Yes Yes and more yes, slushies with real lemon scream summer.

    Love that bit of watermelon on top!

  27. Confession: I secretly still love the Country Time Pink Lemonade. Judge away!
    But, these pink watermelon slushies? I think I love them even more! Gorgeous photos as always Tieghan, hope you had a great Memorial Day! Pinned 🙂