Friday, June 15, 2007
Favorite Ingredients Friday (Refreshing Drinks Edition)

Good Friday to you all! It's time for a special Favorite Ingredients Friday Refreshing Drinks Edition! This week is all about drinks! The recipes can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic. They can be healthy or decadent. You choose! I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

The recipe I'm sharing was given to me by a friend of a friends. She served it at a bridal shower gathering and, after tasting it, I just had to have the recipe! Thankfully she was willing to share.

Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade


12 ounces frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed, + 1 can of water
1 seedless watermelon (about 6 lbs. will do nicely)
2 pints of strawberries, hulled
rum (optional)


Prepare lemonade concentrate and water in a large pitcher.

Puree hulled strawberries in food processor or blender until there are no chunks.

Cut apart seedless watermelon into small chunks, make sure pesky white seeds are out. Try to work over a bowl to keep all the juice in. Use a mesh strainer if necessary to get out all seeds and maintain the juice.

Put watermelon chunks & juice into food processor or blender and puree until there are no chunks. Drain liquid through a wire mesh strainer one more time to get out any grit.

Put strawberry & watermelon juice in with the pitcher of lemonade. Stir and chill.

Serve in a chilled glass with additional sliced strawberries as garnishment! Rum can be added on an individual basis if desired.

Now, I look forward to seeing your Favorite Ingredients Friday Refreshing Drinks Edition recipe! I won't be able to visit your recipes right away but fear not, I will stop by to visit your recipe as soon as I can!

Don't forget to link your specific recipe post link on Mr. Linky so I can see what's cooking at your house!

Oh, and be sure to put the title of your recipe in parenthesis! It makes it so much quicker for me to go back and search for recipes as I build my weekly menu.

My previous Favorite Ingredients Friday recipes

sauteed onion & tomato sandwich
Freezer edition
carmalized pork slices
Memorial Day edition
Poached Sea Bass
Breakfast Edition
garlic shrimp
Vegetarian Edition
Easter Edition- crispy marshmallow eggs
boneless pork ribs
Grandma's deviled eggs
tropical fruit salad
Killarney Cream Scones
Chocolate Fudge Cookies
Broiled Tilapia Parmesan
Scalloped Corn
Molten Chocolate Cake
Super Skins
7 Layer Mexican Dip
Garlic Linguine
Pizza Bake
Grilled Honey Corn
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
Strawberry & Cream Cheese Fudge Brownies
Roly-Poly Santa cookies
Cole's chili
Grandma's Sponge Cake
Parmesan Bow-Tie Skillet
Scalloped Potatoes
Chocolate Crepes
Chocolate Cream Pie
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Caramel Brownies
Peach Banana Daiquiri

Thanks so much for your participation. I do appreciate it!

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At 4:41 AM, Blogger Magi said...

That does sound refreshing. I love each of those fruits. I've had strawberry lemonade before, but not with watermelon.

At 5:10 AM, Blogger Carey said...

Yours sounds really good. never would have thought to use watermelon. Happy Friday.

At 5:36 AM, Blogger Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

That sounds yummy!

At 7:00 AM, Blogger KELLY said...

Great combination! This would be perfect at a pool party

At 7:37 AM, Blogger amy said...

I dont participate but i should..this is a good topic this week

At 8:30 AM, Blogger Mrs.T said...

This is my first time to participate... I've been wanting to for awhile now.

That Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade sounds incredible!

At 9:59 AM, Blogger annie said...

I didn't participate this week, my favorite drink comes in a bottle and it's label reads "coke." :o)
Have a great weekend.

At 3:07 PM, Blogger Pearls of Wisdom said...

I didn't participate but your drink recipe sounds lovely.

Have a great weekend.

Angel Mama ():)


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