Watermelon Peach Limeade

June 3, 2010

I set out to make these Watermelon Margaritas from the always-fabulous DeepSouthDish.  I  had my watermelon frozen.  Limes in the fridge.  There was tequila in the liquor cabinet and everything.  Then I realized I was the only one here that day who likes tequila.  Now a whole pitcher full of watermelon and tequila sounds appealing but I was afraid that, as he has been known to do, Mr. Cuervo would pretend to be my very best friend for a while before suddenly turning on me.

So I switched it up at the last minute and changed to vodka.  I’m sure the tequila margarita version is fantastic. I’ll be making them this summer when there are others here to share them.

The peaches were a very last-minute addition.  Although they’re not quite in season yet, I splurged that morning and bought a handful of ripe-looking, wonderful-smelling, expensive, imported peaches.  Unfortunately, they didn’t survive the trip home.  They got banged up and ripped open on the last leg of their very long journey from wherever they were grown to my kitchen and had to be put out of their misery eaten immediately.

Don’t want the alcohol? This is also very good in the ‘virgin’ version and the kids loved it.  No time to freeze the melon?  We also made an on-the-rocks version with unfrozen watermelon that was pretty tasty too.

  • Seedless Watermelon, several cups of frozen cubes
  • Peaches, 2 or 3
  • Limes, 3 or 4
  • Simple Syrup, about 1/2 cup  (You could probably use plain sugar instead of simple syrup.  I keep a bottle of simple syrup handy because it’s already dissolved and sweetens quickly and uniformly.)
  • Vodka, about a cup?

Cut a bunch of watermelon into chunks and freeze it several hours or overnight.

Juice the limes.

Fill the blender nearly full with watermelon.

Slice the peaches and drop them in.

Add the lime juice, simple syrup and vodka.  Puree until it’s all smooth.

Pour it into pretty glasses.  Garnish with a slice of lime and a chunk of watermelon.

These just scream Summer Weekend.  They’re perfect to sip outside by the pool.  Enjoy!

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Wendi June 3, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Oh my, that would make for a mighty fine happy hour.


2 Pam June 3, 2010 at 5:07 pm

This looks very good. So does the lime and tequila version. Def. making these this summer.

And I know too well what you are referring to about the tequila. I remember having that one too many Tequila Sunrise’s years ago. The sunrise the next morning wasn’t as pretty. Turned me off of tequila for awhile…but of course I’ve returned.


3 Mary at Deep South Dish June 3, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Thanks for the shout out – you know this is on my list to taste test! I’ve had my experiences with tequila myself, but that was in my much younger years when we were foolish enough to do one shooter after another on the bar stool! It sort of hits ya when you decide to get up LOL!! Love the addition of peaches – can’t wait to try this one.


4 JelliDonut June 3, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Mmm, mmm, mmm! These will definitely be on my must-make summer drink list. Thanks!


5 Katie@Cozydelicious June 3, 2010 at 10:00 pm

This looks so tasty! Watermellon is so refreshing – perfect summer drink! Yum!


6 kathy June 4, 2010 at 11:52 am

awesomeness…looks amazing!


7 thunja June 4, 2010 at 4:41 pm

I’m in. I’m ALL in, picked up some peaches this afternoon!! and it’s gonna’ be good – I just KNOW it. thanks.


8 Mary June 6, 2010 at 4:48 am

All I need is a little sunshine and I’ll be making this and sipping it on my patio in no time! Looks amazing!

Delightful Bitefuls


9 Memoria June 7, 2010 at 12:18 am

I’m not a fan of watermelon, but this drink looks fabulous. Thank you for remembering the non-alcohol-drinkers! :D


10 Cande June 8, 2010 at 7:41 pm

I made a version of these last night after seeing your blog, and they were out of this world! Thanks for the excellent idea!!!


11 Gemma June 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm

I made this a few nights ago, with canned peaches (they’re not in season here) it was delicious! I can’t wait until it’s BBQ season and I can share this with friends!


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