Fresh Watermelon Lemonade

Limoniada iz kavunom

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    1½ gallons

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The New Ukrainian Cookbook

By Annette Ogrodnik Corona

Published 2020

  • About

Citrus fruits thrive in the extreme southern climes of Ukraine, along with lush melons of all kinds. This is an especially good summer drink. Sometimes fresh peaches are used in place of watermelon.


  • 7 lemons, washed in hot water
  • ½ cup honey, or more (or less) to taste
  • 8 cups


Peel 5 of the lemons with a small knife. Put the skins along with 4 cups of water into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Meanwhile, squeeze the peeled lemons to collect their juices. When the lemon mixture comes to a boil, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and honey. Let sit for 10 minutes. Strain and pour into a large punch bowl.

Puree the watermelon in a blende