Watermelon Jalapeño Limeade

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Refreshing Watermelon Limeade with a spicy kick!

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Refreshing Watermelon Jalapeño Limeade – a perfect summer drink with a touch of spice!

Watermelon Jalapeno Limeade

You guys already know how much my husband loves mangoes, like he is a mango fanatic and so obviously he’s very happy that the mango season is here. Well I like mangoes too, but if you ask me which fruit I eat/love the most during summers, watermelon wins hands down! Nothing like fresh, juicy watermelon straight out of the refrigerator on a warm day. YUM!

We get through 2-3 watermelons per week in my house when they are in season. So it’s like a summer ritual that we will buy watermelons every weekend. Last weekend we got 4 of them and while we of course ate most of it, I used 1 to make this Watermelon Jalapeño Limeade. This refreshing drink has fresh watermelon juice, fresh lime juice, mint and jalapeño for that extra kick.

Watermelon Lime Jalapeno

By the way, do you guys prefer lime over lemon? For me it’s like I love both. They are irreplaceable. Places where I love lemon, I cannot substitute lime and vice versa. I will never add lemon to my guacamole, nope it doesn’t work for me at all. However this is one recipe where you may use lemon if you don’t have lime. Since we make a lot of lemonade with fruits anyway, the taste will be equally good. I used lime because a) I had lots of lime lying in my refrigerator and b) I’m on a lime kick lately and feel like adding it to everything I make!

Watermelon Limeade

You obviously don’t need to do much to make this drink, it comes together super quickly. Cutting the watermelon probably takes the most time in this recipe. Once you have cut the watermelon, just mix up everything together in a blender (minus the jalapeños). Stir in the jalapeño at last and then keep the drink inside the refrigerator for a few hours before serving. I actually left it overnight and I have to say that the flavors were really stronger the next day. It was way more spicy when left overnight. So if you want the limeade to be little spicy, stir in the jalapeño and leave for few hours so that the spicy flavor really steeps in. Stir in some ice cubes and enjoy this Watermelon Jalapeño Limeade!

Watermelon Jalapeno Limeade

* You may add lemon in place of lime. It will then be Watermelon Jalapeño Lemonade!

* You may add an extra jalapeno if you want to really spice it up! Leave the jalapenos in the drink overnight for maximum flavor.

* This drink is naturally free of any refined sugar. The watermelons I used were very sweet so I didn’t need to add anything. You may add sugar if your fruit isn’t sweet enough.

Watermelon Jalapeño Limeade

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 3
Refreshing Watermelon Limeade with a spicy kick!


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  • Cut the watermelon and places the fresh chunks into the blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add sea salt, lime juice and mint leaves. Pulse to combine. Pour the limeade into a pitcher.
  • Stir in chopped jalapenos, ice cubes (if using) and let it sit in the refrigerator for few hours before serving.
  • Garnish with lime wedges and serve.


Calories: 4kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 28mg, Vitamin A: 265IU, Vitamin C: 7.1mg, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: World
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Watermelon Jalapeño Limeade

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  1. Watermelon is one of my all-time favorite foods. I could cut one open and just start eating. And I have! ? But I’ve never made a drink with it. This sweet and spicy combo sounds amazing! And the mint!

  2. I love both lemon and lime. But like you said, there are some things that taste best with one or the other. I love the idea of watermelon limeade. And the addition of jalapenos sounds great. I bet this is a drink my husband would love as well!!

  3. I have never seen anything like this before! Jalapenos in a limeade sounds so good, and I bet it has a nice kick to it too.

  4. I love jalapeños in everything! And sounds like watermelon and jalapeño is the best combo ever. Lovely share, Manali.

  5. I can’t tell you how much I love watermelon! We go through at least 2 every week, when it is in season! And my dog loves it , too! This drink looks awesome! Pinning!

  6. I always go for watermelon during the summer too, it’s the perfect treat this time of year! I made some watermelon lime slushies the other day, but your limeade looks soooo much better. I love the jalapeño in these, what a fun idea!

  7. I love watermelon! When I was pregnant, I would eat an entire watermelon by myself every single day! They sure do make a refreshing summer beverage too! This looks delicious!

  8. Love the new look of your blog. This is my kind of drink. Looks so beautiful, refreshing and flavorful 🙂

  9. I’ve become a huge fan of jalapenos in drinks, Manali! And I’m with ya…I’ll take watermelon any night of the week during the summer. (Watermelon, peaches and blackberries…that’s my favorite lineup!) Love this limeade recipe. I’ll have to give it a shot soon!

  10. Oh this is such a creative limeade recipe, Manali! I love the touch of jalapenos in here. Sounds so refreshing and perfect to sip on!

  11. Totally refreshing! We have pretty lousy weather over here, so this has to wait until sun comes out….