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June 25, 2011

Watermelon Lemonade~Loaded or Unloaded

My six year old, Bryce is always thinking.....about how he can make a buck.  I'm not sure if his motivation is all about making the actual money or the fact that he just loves to go shopping for himself.

Lemonade stands are high on his priority list.  The only drawback is that we live on a dairy farm, four miles from a residential neighborhood.  But this doesn't deter Bryce from setting up his stand.....he just calls Nonny and Papa {grandma & grandpa} from down the hill and asks them to come up to his stand he has set up on the lawn.....and then tries to sell them a cup of lemonade for $5 a piece.  Needless to say, he's also getting some practice on his negotiating skills.

Just the other day, when the temps reached 80 degrees, some fresh lemons were squeezed and some watermelon pureed-for a twist on conventional lemonade.  The watermelon lemonade was so good in fact, Bryce didn't have any left to sell at the stand.















Here's how it all went down.....
Squeeze your lemons, about 3/4 cup.













Pour into a pitcher of ice water.















Puree three cups of watermelon and strain the pulp.  Add to the lemon and water mixture.















Add sugar to taste and stir.















You can drink this, loaded for adults if you please or unloaded for kids and a mid-afternoon, refreshing summer beverage.


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14 comments:

The Durrer Family said...

I'll take a one, loaded, please! Looks so yummy! LOL... such a cute idea. Your driveway may not be a bad spot on a busy day at Stafford!

Mary said...

Your kids are so cute. That sounds so good. I'm going to try the recipe. Thank you for sharing.
God Bless

texwisgirl said...

i see all sorts of possibilities! :)

Farmchick said...

Loaded please! These look very good and such a great flavor combination.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Good for them!!! I'd buy a glass or two!! But did you see on the news where in Maryland not far from where the US Open was being held, a county inspector fined a group of kids $500 for selling lemonade for a children’s cancer charity, because they did not have a permit? After the news got wind of it, they waived the fine but the kids had to move to another spot...Isn't that crazy??

Pat Tillett said...

Two for me please! It looks so refreshing!

Robyn said...

Watermelon Lemonade sounds and looks good. I may have to give that one a try. What do you add to make it an adult beverage?

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

@Robyn, for myself, I would add some vodka:)

Oklady said...

I wondered too, what to add for adultls? It looks wonderful.

This Farm Family's Life said...

Yum! I bet these would be awesome frozen with some vodka!!! Thanks for sharing!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Loaded looks so cool and refreshing! Yum!

Maureen said...

Aren't they cute! I would love a glass please and I'm willin' to pay. :)

Anonymous said...

Oooh, that looks good! There's a lady at our farmer's market that sells delish(!) lavender lemonade too!

missing moments said...

You go Bryce ... I don't want to meet that boy in a Board Room!
Lemonade looks yummy!