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    Watermelon Lemonade {Recipe}

    Posted by  ·  July 10, 2012

    …..and a new phone.  For the next three months I will be trying out a new Windows Phone!

    So meet my new phone, the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone.

    One thing I love about a smart phone are the apps that can make my life easier, keep me organized and entertain my children. This new Windows Phone has many of its own signature apps.

    Call me weather girl with this cool app

    Baby it’s hot outside. We just experienced 10 days of triple digit weather! After a brief cool down we are ready for another slow and steady warm up.  Our weather is unpredictable so it is great that I can always have a weather update right at my finger tips with Weather Flow on my phone. This app has rich graphics that move with the weather, really pretty (even when the weather is not)!

    Until our weather improves I will be turning lemons into lemonade and keeping cool with this fun recipe and checking my phone daily for a possible cool down!

    Watermelon Lemonade

    2 cups water
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (strained)
    2 generous cups of cubed watermelon (seeds removed)
    2 cups cold water or sparkling water

    In a medium saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves, remove from heat and cool. Meanwhile, puree watermelon in the blender and strain to remove any seeds. You should have about 1 cup watermelon juice.  Add the lemon juice, watermelon puree and  to the simple syrup (sugar water) chill. Stir in two cups water, serve over ice.

    Rather cool off with a cocktail?

    Guess What? There is an app for that too!  Cocktail Flow is full of recipes and shopping lists for alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails. I love this app! Don’t miss the recipe for the Strawberry Martini.

    How do you stay cool?

    What are your favorite summer drinks and cocktails? Please feel free to leave recipes in the comments so we all can try!

    Microsoft gave me the Windows Phone and compensation for this test drive.

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    1. Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
      We appreciate you your current invaluable understanding.
    2. Monday, July 16th, 2012
      love watermelon anything, especially drinks, thanks for sharing and have fun with the phone---can't say i know anyone with the windows phone. GL!
    3. Cathy Hayes
      Sunday, July 15th, 2012
      Lazyman's margarita:

      BudLight Lime-a-rita poured over crushed ice. Serve in a salt rimmed glass and garnished with a lime.

      Not too bad for a quick drink!
    4. Cathy Hayes
      Sunday, July 15th, 2012
      We ALWAYS love a summer beer here at our house.
      Summer Beer:
      48 oz. of beer (a light beer like Corona)
      12 oz. of lemonade concentrate
      6 to 12 oz. citrus flavored vodka (like 3 Olives/lemonlime vodka)
      Mix it up and serve over ice! Garnish with a lime
      (Best with a group of friends!)
    5. Saturday, July 14th, 2012
      I've never used watermelon for drinks before, but it's something I really want to try out this summer!
    6. Melanie Berger
      Friday, July 13th, 2012
      Here's a recipe for an "amped up" Arnold Palmer:

      3oz. lemonade
      3oz. iced tea
      2oz. sweet tea vodka

      Serve over ice with fresh lemon wedge and fresh mint

    7. Lisa Reese
      Thursday, July 12th, 2012
      I love a lot of different apps but I would say my favorite is instagram. I love what you can do with editing and sharing photos with friends. Have fun playing with your new phone:)
    8. Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
      I need to make that! And I didn't know I could change the colors of my tiles!
    9. Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
      My RSS reader app on my phone is my lifeline. My current favorite is MobileRSS, but I'm always on the lookout for something new. If your Reader is anything like mine, it gets out of control-- and this app helps me "read" the blogs I love, share easily and move on to the next one. Think of it like your Twitter app, but with easy access to the full blog, instead of leaving Twitter to see it. Priceless.

      And I have an authentic margarita recipe that's low in calories but high in delicious flavor. You'll have to work for it, though.

      Mallie's Margaritas:
      3 parts fresh OJ
      1 part fresh lime juice
      Jigger of triple sec
      Shot of Tequila

      Mix well in tumbler of ice. I make a pitcher of it at a time and take it to the pool/lake with me. The sugar content is pretty low, so you don't feel that woozy sugar rush in the sun! In a pinch, store bought OJ and Roses' Lime work--but the flavor isn't there until you add the real stuff. Enjoy!
    10. Megan L.
      Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
      I love Bellinis! Here is an easy one: 2 oz. pureed peaches and 6 oz. of champagne. Yum!
    11. Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
      That recipe sounds so delicious!

      We have a favorite easy peasy recipe.

      We call it delicious. COKE floats. Coke, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream from a can. My kids go wild for it. I suppose it cools them down. And then hypes them up.....:)
    12. Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
      My FIRST Favorite:

      ~John Daly~

      Lemonade and Sweet Tea Vodka on ice!

      My SECOND Favorite:

      ~Vanilla Banana-tini~

      2 oz Malibu Banana Rum
      1 oz Absolut Vanilla
      Splash of Di Saronno Amaretto

      *Sugar rim optional*

      SOOOOOOO good!
    13. Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
      That Watermelon Lemonade looks wonderful, can't wait to try the recipe.
    14. Katie
      Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
      One of my go-to cool down drinks for summer is a mixture of diet 7up, cranberry juice and lime vodka. Adding a squeeze of fresh lime makes it even better!
    15. Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
      This Cucumber drink is a great one. The lady who threw my baby shower years ago made it and everyone "oooh"ed and "ahhh"ed about it.
    16. Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
      I also love this app...Fooducate. You can scan barcodes on most food items and it will rate it A-F and tell you why it is rated that way. eg. One servings is equivalent to 5 tsp sugar.

      You can then click on this and get further information.
      It also allows you to click on a tab to find better alternatives.

      If the item is not in their database, you can scan and send them the item.
    17. Debbie
      Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
      My kids and I have been making these smmoothies for years. It comes from Cooking Light 2003 but I can't fine it anywhere on-line. It doesn't use ice so you don't need a high speed blender. We mix and match berries, yogurt and sorbet flavors.
      Berry Smoothies
      2 Cups Fat-Free Milk
      1 Cup Frozen raspberries
      1 Cup Raspberry Sorbet
      1 (8 oz) carton vanilla low-fat yogurt

      Place all indgredients in a blender, process until smooth. ENJOY!!!!
    18. LauraM
      Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
      Our current favorite summer drink is one that my boyfriend came up with. It's a basil mojito! You make it the same way as you make a mojito (sugar, rum and soda water) but you substitute basil for the mint. We also like to add a couple of freshly squeezed limes. Yum!
    19. Jenny
      Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
      Your watermelon drink looks yummy! Our favorite summer drink is a "Beer Margarita" - just 4 ingredients! 1 12 oz. can frozen limeade; 1 Corona Beer; 1 12oz. can lemon-lime soda; 12 oz. Tequila Gold (just fill the limeade can for this). Serve over crushed ice! Fantastic!!
    20. Hillary B
      Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
      I think the navigation app is the app I use the most on my phone. It saves my life. I am new to smart phones though and am amazed at all of the amazing things they can do. I am starting to wonder what I did without mine. What will they think of next? That drink looks amazing. I will have to make it for my kids It is over 100 degrees here today too.
    21. Lindsey
      Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
      This recipe looks amazing. I was just asking my Mom if you could make watermelon juice because it is so refreshing. I use instagram the most.
    22. Janet
      Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
      I am a bit older and still trying to figure out my smart phone but I love being able to have someone enter navigation in and it directs me to a location!
    23. Karen
      Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
      I love to read on my phone so the nook or kindle app get used quite often when waiting at doctors etc.. It's amazing what you can do with a phone these days!
    24. Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
      My new favorite app is Line Camera. It has a self timer and other great easy ways to fix pictures etc...
    25. Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
      I love fruity, refreshing drinks, like this one:

      Perfect in the morning with breakfast! ;D
    26. Holly
      Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
      I love the Tip Calculator app. Makes it so much easier to figure out the tip.