July 2, 2010, - 8:30 pm

Take a Cool Sip of Summer on Independence Day

By Debbie Schlussel

Since it’s Fourth of July/Independence Day weekend and very hot around most of the country, here’s a refreshing drink recipe to help celebrate our country’s birth from chef Emeril Lagasse (from today’s USA Today).  I recommend that you alter this Watermelon Limeade recipe a little, either with alcohol, if you’re seeking an adult beverage, or as I’d make it, with less sugar for a tarter and healthier taste, plus I’d lighten it up by diluting it with club soda and ice.  It’s quick, easy, and great for an Independence Day party/barbecue or alone outside later on during the summer.

Regardless of how you make it, enjoy.  I’ll bet the Founding Fathers would have enjoyed it.  Hits the spot.  Print it out for your recipe collection and upcoming summer events.


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3 Responses

Cranberry juice also makes a dandy base for lots of juicy, fizzie, or intoxicating concoctions. 😀

Enjoy your holiday, DS!

Graty Slapchop on July 2, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Watermelon juice is plenty sweet by itself. Add less lime juice ( or use lemon juice )and forget the sugar. And then add tequila, lots and lots of tequila…

Jay Patrick on July 3, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Dole just started pushing a 100% natural Watermelon juice, and 64 oz of that worked pretty well with 8oz lime juice and 2/3 cups sugar (instead of prescribed 1 cup).

Robert on July 8, 2010 at 5:22 pm

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