Watermelon-Mint Lemonade

I don’t know how hot it is where you guys are, but it was 100 frickin’ degrees today here in Northern Virginia. 100, sunny, and muggy. It was so bad that for once I welcomed the subzero air blasting inside my office — I was cold, but at least with my limbs frozen I could actually withstand the heat once I stepped back outside.

I know all my whining about the heat is super lame and incredibly #firstworldproblems-esque, but guys…I was not built to withstand heat. By the time I dragged my sweaty, sticky ass home after work, I was in no mood to do anything but stand over the AC for the next 8 hours or so. I definitely wasn’t going to even consider cooking dinner. Sweating in front of a stove/oven when it’s hotter than hell? No thanks. Sorry Dan.

Just kidding, of course I fed him. But not before I made us a pitcher of icy cold watermelon lemonade with mint-infused simple syrup. To start with, there’s nothing like chilled watermelon to take the edge off a hot summer night, but when you blend it with mint-infused syrup and lemon juice? Heaven in a glass. Even without alcohol, this lemonade makes it onto my list of top 10 best summer drinks, and I will definitely be making it again…and again…and again.


  1. says

    This looks amazing – I wish I’d had this last Thursday! It was about 100 degrees here and I spent my day digging trenches, this would’ve been perfectly refreshing after that!

    • justputzing says

      Awesome, I hope you like it! It’s going to be 104 and humid here today, so I might have to make another batch for myself…

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