Watermelon & orange blossom lemonade

This refreshing mix of fresh fruit and delicate orange blossom water makes a sophisticated soft drink to serve at a dinner party

  • Prep:10 mins
    No cook
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 225
  • fat 1g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 49g
  • sugars 43g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 4g
  • salt 0.1g


  • ½ watermelon (about 2½ kg/5lb 8oz unprepared weight, or 1.3kg/3lb, deseeded flesh only)
  • 4-6 tsp golden caster sugar, or to taste
  • juice 2-3 lemons
  • 2 tsp orange blossom water
  • crushed ice, to serve


Orange blossom water

This is my favourite, as the smell reminds me of being at my grandmother’s house when I was little. It’s made by distilling the blossoms of sour orange trees and it lends a delicate flavour to pastries, syrups and drinks. It can be pretty strong so use sparingly at first, adding it little by little. 



  1. Cut up the watermelon and remove the skin and most of the seeds. Put in a food processor with the sugar, lemon juice and orange blossom water and blitz together, adding more sugar to taste.

  2. Strain through a sieve to remove the remaining seeds, then pour into a jug. Add a few spoonfuls of crushed ice, pour into glasses, and serve.

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