Watermelon limoncelloade (recipe)

Since watermelon may increase your libido, I thought a drink using this licopene rich fruit was in order. Starting with a recipe I found in Everyday Food, I designed this summer drink to use an overripe watermelon and an over abundance of limoncello. Hope you enjoy!

  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 small watermelon, rind remove, flesh cut into hunks
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 3/4 cup limoncello

Muddle the lemon juice, mint and brown sugar in large pitcher or drink container. If you squeezed the lemon juice from fresh lemons, throw those in there too. In a blender, purée the watermelon in batches, then pour through fine mesh strainer into the pitcher. Stir to combine. Add vodka and limoncello. Serve over ice.


  1. YUM! I am always looking for interesting things to do with Limoncello, which I love. I also have a brand new mint plant…

  2. Kitchen Gadget Girl

    @Buttonwillow – I have started making my own Limoncello! It is super easy, and I make about a gallon at a time and then decant it into cute little bottles for gifts. I will share the recipe soon, it is fun to make….

  3. […] Proceed as above. Use these recipes as a guide and experiment at will. I might try pepper corns next time, or maybe another fragrant herb from the garden. Fresh lemons are best, ones from your neighbor’s tree are even better. And don’t forget, you can use Limoncello in Watermelon Limoncelloade! […]

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