Watermelon Florida Citrus’ade

Day PartDrinks
Menu PartBeverage
Cuisine TypeAmerican
Watermelon Florida Citrus’ade

Wow guests with this refreshing beverage that blends puréed watermelon with Florida oranges, Florida orange and grapefruit juice, lemon juice, lime juice, mint and more.


2 cups sugar
1 cup hot water
6 cups watermelon, seeded, no rind, cut into 1-inch pieces, divided
2 cups Florida orange juice
1 cup Florida grapefruit juice
¾ cup lemon juice
¾ cup lime juice
2 cups Florida oranges, cut into 1-inch pieces, peeled
½ cup mint leaves
Florida orange slices, for garnish
Watermelon chunks, for garnish


Combine sugar and hot water in small saucepan over low heat; heat until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until chilled. Purée 4 cups watermelon in blender until smooth. Place watermelon juice, chilled sugar syrup, orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemon juice and lime juice in large pitcher; stir to combine. Add 2 cups watermelon pieces, orange pieces and mint leaves; refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours until well chilled. Serve over ice in tall glasses. Garnish with orange slices and watermelon chunks, if desired.

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