Grab a glass of refreshing Watermelon Mint Lemonade & relax on the porch while ringing in the end of summer. This Chick-fil-a inspired lemonade is a perfect late summer beverage.
As a new transplant in the South, there are lots of new foods, restaurants, & activities that I’m enjoying. One of them is the fact that everywhere you go, there’s a Chick-fil-a. I’m a northerner, so when I get the chance to eat some Chick-fil-a I’m definitely going to! Yes, I’m a dietitian & I enjoy some fast food fried chicken every once in a while! By now it’s probably pretty clear that I enjoy all foods & have been working on becoming more intuitive with my body over the past year.
When I was traveling earlier in the summer, before I moved, we stopped at a Chick-fil-a to grab a bite to eat. I tried their watermelon mint lemonade for the first time & fell in love! It was sweet, tangy, refreshing…perfect. So as we were driving down the road & I was sipping my lemonade, I had another typical Emily moment – “I could make this at myself!”
We all know how amazing fresh, homemade lemonade is. The powder just doesn’t do it justice! And I knew if I added watermelon to that, I wouldn’t have to add a lot of sugar to sweeten it up. So I began experimenting & found a perfect blend that has the right amount of sweetness, lemon flavor, & bright mint notes.
By adding fresh herbs to the drink, it adds another dimension. I’ve really been loving herbed drinks lately. The subtle flavor they add is so tasty & refreshing. Another thing to keep in mind is that this watermelon lemonade would be a perfect mixer. I’m imagining throwing a little vodka in there for your next summer get-together! Yum!
If you’ve ever had the Chick-fil-a version, this one comes pretty close. It’s a little more natural watermelon tasting, I think. It’s probably a little less sweet because I added less sugar to mine. This recipe will definitely satisfy your craving when you want that tasty lemonade, but don’t have a Chick-fil-a nearby.
Watermelon Mint Lemonade
Makes about 10 cups of lemonade
*Store in refrigerator for 3 days
*Some separation may occur, stir to recombine
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