Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade

This Sparking Watermelon Lemonade is an incredibly satisfying and refreshing summer drink! The added sparkling water gives this drink a cocktail feel but without the alcohol. It’s the perfect drink to end the night but is also refreshing enough to drink outside by a pool or in the park on a hot day. Wherever you end up taking your glass of Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade, I hope you enjoy!

This drink comes together fast and easy. Simply juice lemons until you have 1 cup of fresh juice. Mix the lemon juice with the sugar of your choice and set aside. Cube 4 1/2 cups of watermelon and add to a blender. Blend until smooth and then you’ll want to strain it in to a pitcher. Mix the watermelon juice with the sweetened lemon juice and mix well. Pour 3/4 of the watermelon lemonade in to a glass with ice and top off with sparkling water. If you’re feeling extra fancy and going for that cocktail feel, add a cane sugar and fresh thyme rim!

Kitchen Essentials:

You will need a lemon squeezer and a blender to make this Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade.

Main Ingredients:

  • Lemons
  • Watermelon
  • Maple Syrup
  • Sparkling Water


  1. Maple Syrup: You can substitute this with simple syrup or agave syrup.
  2. Sparkling Water: You can substitute this with club soda or tonic water.

Tips & Tricks:

  • This drink isn’t very sweet as is but if you typically enjoy drinks that are not too sweet, start with 1/4 cup instead of 1/3 cup. You can always add a touch more sweetness to the finished glass if it’s not sweet enough.

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Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade

  • Author: Liv
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 46 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Diet: Vegan


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Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade

  • 1 cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup or Simple Syrup
  • 4 1/2 cups of Fresh Watermelon
  • Sparkling Water or Club Soda
  • Ice, for serving
  • Watermelon Slices, garnish
  • Lemon Slices, garnish
  • 1/4 cup Cane Sugar, for rim
  • 12 tbsp Fresh Thyme, for rim


  1. Juice lemons until you have 1 cup of fresh lemon juice.
  2. Whisk in maple syrup or simple syrup. If you typically like drinks that aren’t too sweet, add less syrup. You can always add more to the finished drink. 
  3. Cube fresh watermelon and blend until smooth and strain in to a pitcher. Pour in the sweet lemon juice and stir together until well incorporated. 
  4. Optional: Add the cane sugar and minced fresh thyme in to a shallow bowl. Run a lemon slice on the rim of the serving glasses and coat in sugar thyme rim.
  5. Add a generous amount of ice to the serving glasses and fill 3/4 of the way up with the watermelon lemonade. Top it off with sparkling water or club soda. Taste and add more syrup if needed.
  6. Garnish with a watermelon slice, lemon wedge, and a sprig of fresh thyme. Serve and enjoy!


Store leftover watermelon lemonade and sparkling water or club soda separate and combine when serving.

Keywords: non-alcoholic drink, mocktail, vegan drinks, drinks, watermelon lemonade, sparkling watermelon lemonade, lemonade, vegan

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