Watermelon Fizz Recipe

Watermelon Fizz Recipe

Sometimes, you look back at your blog and notice just how clueless you were when you first began blogging.

Or, worse, you come across posts featured on websites, photographs circulating on Pinterest and you just want to hide your head in shame.

Here’s an excerpt from a Watermelon Fizz recipe  I’m referring to, and one that was featured on Yummly back in the day:

Did you know it was National Watermelon Day?

For me, nothing says summer like a plump, juicy watermelon. And nothing says Happy National Watermelon Day more than a Watermelon Lemonade Spritzer!

Ingredients:

 1 (6-pound) seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch chunks (about 8 cups)

1 can (12 oz) frozen lemonade concentrate

1 can (12 oz) pink lemonade concentrate

Chilled seltzer/club soda

Limes for garnish

Directions:

  1. Puree watermelon, in batches, in blender until smooth. Pour into a 2-quart pitcher. Stir in lemonade concentrates until completely melted. Cover; refrigerate overnight.
  2. When ready to serve, fill 10-ounce glasses with ice cubes and 1/2 cup of the watermelon mixture; top with seltzer or club soda and garnish with lime slices.

Oh y’all.

Let’s chat about how many things are wrong with this post.

For starters, I don’t even title it as the recipe (I’ve since changed it). Originally, the title was “Happy National Watermelon Day”.

So, you’d have to be searching for National Watermelon Day to potentially stumble upon on it.

Not Watermelon-Lemonade Recipes. Not spritzers. And besides, who googles spritzers rather than “fizz”.

Let’s move on.

That photo?

Wowzers.

A for effort for the incorporation of the striped straws and chalkboard paint carafe.

But is that tray in the grass?!

With a camera probably set on Auto?

Heavens.

And then a teeny tiny photo as your featured image?

And only one?!

I blame not knowing any better.

And then? And then we just send you on your merry way to the watermelon.org website because well, someone didn’t tell us that outbound links are coveted and you should use them sparingly. Or at minimum, make them no-follow. (I deleted it entirely. I mean, if the Watermelon Gods haven’t noticed me in 2 years they’re probably not going to).

So, let’s see how far we’ve come and try this thing again shall we?

Beat the Heat with a Watermelon Fizz Recipe

For me, nothing says summertime more than a plump, juicy watermelon on a sweltering hot Southern day.

Watermelon Fizz Recipe

Combined with ice cold lemonade and some club soda for fizz and you’ve got yourself a summer cool down treat that is sure to beat the heat!

And lookie here, a little recipe card to keep things looking nice and neat.

Watermelon Fizz Recipe
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Southern Summertime Spritzers!
Author:
Recipe type: Beverages
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1 (6-pound) seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch chunks (about 8 cups)
  • 1 can (12 oz) frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1 can (12 oz) pink lemonade concentrate
  • Chilled seltzer/club soda
  • Limes for garnish
Instructions
  1. Puree watermelon, in batches, in blender until smooth. Pour into a 2-quart pitcher. Stir in lemonade concentrates until completely melted. Cover; refrigerate overnight.
  2. When ready to serve, fill 10-ounce glasses with ice cubes and ½ cup of the watermelon mixture; top with seltzer or club soda and garnish with lime slices.

And an overhead shot of the fizzy bubbles?

Watermelon Fizz Recipe

Be still my heart.

I still have a long way to go in this crazy world of blogging, but I’m feeling much better about where I am now compared to where I was then.

And text for a image worth pinning?

Why didn’t anyone tell me that was the secret to Pinterest?!

Mercy.

Watermelon Fizz

And now I’m off to go fix some more posts.

Have any blogging posts you want to share to my wall of shame? Please tell me I’m not alone!

{How To} Watermelon Jelly

Watermelon-Jelly-2

You know the saying when life gives you lemons…. make lemonade.

Well, when your neighbor gives you a gigantic watermelon….make watermelon jelly!

I had never made watermelon jelly, but I did hold a state title back in the day for mayhaw jelly.

That’s right.

In high school, I competed with girls across the state demonstrating my mad jelly making skills.

And I  kicked booty.

At jelly making.

Saying that out loud makes me giggle so hard.

I sort of thought I was inventing watermelon jelly. However, a quick search on the Internet proved that I did not in fact invent watermelon jelly.

The great thing about converting your leftover watermelon into jelly is that it takes very few ingredients.

Chopped up watermelon, some lemon juice, sugar, and a box of  Pectin.

Voila.

And with a little bit of fabric and raffia, you can thank your neighbor for the watermelon….with a sweet watermelon treat.

I had plans of photographing the process for you, but I totally got sidetracked with the whole boiling watermelon and constant stirring.

So, here’s the site that I used for step by step instructions:

How To Make Watermelon Jelly

Watermelon jelly is a very faint tasting jelly. Don’t expect something as strong as say, strawberry jelly but for a light, sweet tasting biscuit topper- it’s worth a try.

Enjoy!

PS: Still working out a few things with the new blog design, but is it cheerful or what?

 

Watermelon-Lemonade Spritzer Recipe

Watermelon Lemonade

Sometimes, you look back at your blog and notice just how much you had no idea what you were doing when you first began blogging.

Or, worse, you come across posts featured on websites, photographs circulating on Pinterest and you just want to hide your head in shame.

Here’s an excerpt from a post I’m referring to, and one that was featured on Yummly back in the day:

Did you know it was National Watermelon Day?

For me, nothing says summer like a plump, juicy watermelon. And nothing says Happy National Watermelon Day more than a Watermelon Lemonade Spritzer!

Ingredients:

 1 (6-pound) seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch chunks (about 8 cups)

1 can (12 oz) frozen lemonade concentrate

1 can (12 oz) pink lemonade concentrate

Chilled seltzer/club soda

Limes for garnish

Directions:

  1. Puree watermelon, in batches, in blender until smooth. Pour into a 2-quart pitcher. Stir in lemonade concentrates until completely melted. Cover; refrigerate overnight.
  2. When ready to serve, fill 10-ounce glasses with ice cubes and 1/2 cup of the watermelon mixture; top with seltzer or club soda and garnish with lime slices.

Oh y’all.

Let’s chat about how many things are wrong with this post.

For starters, I don’t even title it as the recipe (I’ve since changed it). Originally, the title was “Happy National Watermelon Day”.

So, you’d have to be searching for National Watermelon Day to potentially stumble upon on it.

Not Watermelon-Lemonade Recipes.

Let’s move on.

That photo?

Wowzers.

A for effort for the incorporation of the striped straws and chalkboard paint carafe.

But the tray in the grass?!

Heavens.

And then a teeny tiny photo as your featured image?

I blame not knowing any better.

And then? And then we just send you on your merry way to the watermelon.org website because well, someone didn’t tell us that outbound links are coveted and you should use them sparingly. Or at minimum, make them no-follow. (I deleted it entirely. I mean, if they haven’t noticed me in 2 years they’re probably not going to).

So, let’s see how far we’ve come and try this thing again shall we?

Beat the Heat with a Watermelon-Lemonade Spritzer Recipe

For me, nothing says summertime more than a plump, juicy watermelon on a sweltering hot Southern day.

Combined with ice cold lemonade and some club soda for fizz and you’ve got yourself a summer cool down treat that is sure to beat the heat.

Watermelon-Lemonade Spritzer Recipe
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Summertime Spritzers!
Author:
Recipe type: Beverages
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1 (6-pound) seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch chunks (about 8 cups)
  • 1 can (12 oz) frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1 can (12 oz) pink lemonade concentrate
  • Chilled seltzer/club soda
  • Limes for garnish
Instructions
  1. Puree watermelon, in batches, in blender until smooth. Pour into a 2-quart pitcher. Stir in lemonade concentrates until completely melted. Cover; refrigerate overnight.
  2. When ready to serve, fill 10-ounce glasses with ice cubes and ½ cup of the watermelon mixture; top with seltzer or club soda and garnish with lime slices.