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Watermelon Lemonade with Raspberries – A New Twist to an Old Favorite

This recipe for watermelon lemonade with raspberries takes ordinary lemonade to a whole new level. It is a refreshing and hydrating drink that the kids will love  – without the alcohol, of course.

Summer time…and the drinking is easy with fruit flavored cocktail recipes.  My take on an old tune!  I am a great fan of lemonade.

I drink it all the time when I am gardening and find it very refreshing. (I’m not sure what my garden would look like if I drank the adult version with alcohol!)

Watermelons are a staple of summer gardens, easy to grow and there are many varieties of them to choose from

Today we’ll be using watermelon, along with raspberries, another summer fruit, to make a delightful lemonade.

Raspberries and watermelon with Mason jar of juice.

Summer is in full swing and that means watermelon season is here. Juicy watermelons are very special and today we’ll be combining them with fresh raspberries, sugar and lemons for a new summer time drink.

Watermelons have a high water content and this makes them the perfect base for a sweet summer drink. Add in the tartness of lemons and fresh raspberries and you’ll have a sweet/sour refresher that the whole family will love.

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Watermelon lemonade – a refreshing summer time drink

The recipe combines fresh watermelon cubes, raspberries and lemons and is easy and quick to make.  To serve it as an adult drink, simply add a little rum, vodka or gin.

One of the best things about this drink is that it comes together in just minutes, so there is no excuse for not having a pitcher of it in the fridge all summer long! 

Making watermelon lemonade with raspberries

Start by placing the watermelon and raspberries in a blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth.

Blending watermelon and raspberries

Pour the liquified fruit into a pitcher, add the sugar and lemon juice and stir until the sugar dissolves.

Pouring watermelon lemonade with raspberries.

Place in the fridge for at least an hour.

Fill glasses with ice, add extra cubes of watermelon, lemon slices, and fresh raspberries. Pour the watermelon raspberry lemonade over the fruit.

Garnish with slices of watermelon and sprigs of mint, if desired, and serve.

This lemonade is the perfect way to celebrate summer or share a new drink sensation with friends.

Raspberry Watermelon Lemonade in Mason Jars.

What to serve with this watermelon lemonade

Drink this raspberry watermelon lemonade alone, or serve it with citrus based recipes like one of these:

Nutritional information for watermelon lemonade with raspberries

This recipe makes four servings, with 176 calories per glass, no cholesterol or fat, 45 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein.

If you add alcohol the calories will be higher depending on how strong you like your drink.

For more drinks and cocktails, please visit my Pinterest cocktail board.

Do you prefer your lemonade with or without alcohol? 

More summer time drinks to try

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red drink with mint leaves and words Raspberry Watermelon lemonade.

Admin note: this post for raspberry watermelon lemonade first appeared on the blog in April of 2013. I have updated the post to add all new photos, a printable recipe card and a video for you to enjoy.

Yield: 4 drinks

Watermelon Lemonade with Raspberries

Watermelon Lemonade with Raspberries

This recipe for Watermelon lemonade with raspberries gives a new twist to the old favorite, It is the perfect drink for summer.

Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 6 cups watermelon (seedless is best)
  • ¼ cup raspberries
  • ¹⁄₃ cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • Ice
  • To garnish: mint leaves, extra cubes of watermelon, fresh raspberries,  slices of lemon, and slices of watermelon.
  • Optional: add: vodka, rum or gin for an alcoholic version (adds more calories)


  1. Place watermelon, raspberries and water in blender, cover and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour fruit water into a pitcher and add sugar and lemon juice, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Serve over ice in glasses with extra cubes of watermelon, a slice of lemon and fresh raspberries.
  5. Garnish with more slices of watermelon and mint leaves if desired.
  6. Optional: Add alcohol if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 drink

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 39gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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