Watermelon-Lemonade Spritzer Recipe

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
 
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Recipe type: Beverages
Serves: 10
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Summertime Spritzers!
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.

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