Fresh Lemonade with Grilled Lemons & Watermelon
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
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.
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
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.
Total Carbohydrate 20g
Dietary Fiber 1g