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Summer months are hot! And it’s so nice to have something cool and refreshing to drink. Lemonade and Watermelon are two summer staples, so why not combine them? Here’s a super easy recipe to combine the two for a delicious summertime refresher. And if you want, you can add some sparkling water, seltzer water, or even spike it up a bit for the adults and add some white rum. We have gone to Manitou Springs and used some of their to make the water from the Manitou Mineral Springs to give it an extra twist. Enjoy this super easy recipe!

Watch me make this delicious Lemon-Watermelon Cooler AND Pomegranate Sangria HERE!

This recipe, and 499 others, can be found in our cookbook “Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins’ MORE Favorite Recipes” at our Gift Shop.

This drink would be delicious while sitting out on the back terrace or patio while staying at the Rocky Mountain Lodge here in Cascade, or while relaxing in the outdoor hot tub after a day of hiking in the Pikes Peak region, or seeing the sights in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. Check out staying in our Cascade Luxury Suite at Rocky Mountain Lodge while you’re visiting the area.

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Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 5 Minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 cups lemonade
  • 3 cups seedless watermelon, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Sparkling water, Seltzer water, or white rum (optional)


  1. In a blender combine lemonade, watermelon and ice; cover and process until smooth. Add extra ingredients to change it up if you wish. Serve immediately.

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