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Fresh Lemonade with Grilled Lemons & Watermelon

 

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 8

In this refreshing twist to lemonade, watermelon adds a pretty pink hue while grilled lemons add a smoky, tart flavor. An accent of rosemary completes this great flavor.

Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

1 Tbs McCormick® Rosemary Leaves

6 Meyer lemons

4 cups seedless watermelon cubes

3 cups cold water

Directions

For the Simple Syrup, mix sugar and water in small saucepan. Bring to boil. Remove from heat. Add rosemary; let stand 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Strain. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

Cut 4 of the lemons in half crosswise. Cut remaining 2 lemons into slices. Grill lemon halves and slices over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly charred. Set lemon slices aside for garnish. Squeeze juice from lemon halves to yield 1/2 cup juice.

Place watermelon cubes and lemon juice in blender container; cover. Blend on high speed until smooth. Pour fruit mixture into large pitcher. Add Simple Syrup and cold water; mix well. Serve in ice-filled beverage glasses. Garnish with reserved lemon slices.


Nutritional Information:

Calories 84

Sodium 4mg 

Total Carbohydrate 20g 

Dietary Fiber 1g 

Protein 1g