Watermelon Limeade

Written by chanie on June 24th, 2013

There’s nothing like an ice cold cup of lemon or limeade to cool you off on a hot summer’s day. Summer, or winter, I’m a huge fan of citrus drinks, but all too often, I find that they are overly sweet. This lightly sweetened watermelon-limeade is reminiscent of agua fresca, a refreshing fruit-infused water drink popularized in Mexico . Aqua fresca is a terrific thirst quencher for summer picnics and barbeques.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been wanting to set up a lemonade stand for my kids. So when I was testing this recipe for the blog, I knew just  what to do with my pitcher full of limeade. My girls couldn’t be more excited about their reenactment of one of their favorite books “Pinkalicious and The Pink Drink,” while my son stood by asking for continuous refills. I set my kids to work designing a sign for our table (isn’t it adorable?!) while I put together all the necessities. Since we used tiny little cups, we set our price at just 5 cents, a total steal for today’s economy!

We live on a very quiet block, with not much foot traffic, so my little ones grew increasingly sad as they waited for someone, ANYONE to buy a cup. With construction going on directly across the street, we were lucky enough to have the contractor buy a round for all of his workers. He generously gave my kids more than 20 cups worth of pay. After that, traffic picked up and thanks to the generosity of strangers and friends my elated children netted $6.51. That’s a whole lot of profit when you’re asking for a meager 5 cents a cup.

I’ll never forget the excitement and smiles on the faces of my children, and the pride they showed in their first business venture. Our pink lemonade wasn’t just a thirst-quencher. For two little girls in Brooklyn, it made a favorite book come alive and wishes and dreams come true.

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  1. Michael says:

    Did you try lemons instead of limes? I wonder if they translate, or one needs to cut back when using lemons.

    • chanie says:

      I actually have tried it. It’s good, but you need to add some more sugar to balance out the tart lemon juice. I also liked how the limes complemented the watermelon better than the lemons.

  2. Ronnie Fein says:

    Sounds so refreshing

  3. Miri L says:

    loving the story!so adorable- lucky kids, great mom!
    wish we had the need for limeaide down under now- its freezing!

  4. Hindy says:

    So refreshing! Such a fun project to do with the kids!

  5. i’ve made something similar with lemons, but i think limes would be a hit, too! cute story and beautiful photos!

  6. stephanie says:

    oh my goodness, i would go out of my way to buy a cup of this from your kids! and i’d pay more than 5 cents, this looks/sounds delicious!

  7. Best lemonade stand ever!

  8. Limes and watermelon are such a great combination, so refreshing for the summer specially when it’s not too sweet like this one. Loving the cute story of the limeade stand!

  9. Im cooler already just reading this post and seeing the beautiful photos. Love the flavor combinations here.

  10. I love the story, it sound like you all had so much fun! I would have bought a cup for sure!

  11. I love the story- so sweet! And the drink looks very refreshing.

  12. The kids take after their mama it seems. I love the story and the drink. I have been squeezing a lot of limes lately, but I need to get me your squeezer, my thumbs will thank me.

  13. margot says:

    This sweetalicious post will be shared on http://www.facebook.com/pinkalicious today! :-)

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