Limonada de Sandía (Watermelon Limeade)

by Erica Dinho on July 28, 2014

Limonada de Sandía (Watermelon Limeade)

One of the most refreshing ways to enjoy fresh fruit for me is by drinking a limonada de fruta, a fruit drink made with different types of fresh fruit, water, lime juice and sugar. Every stand at the beach on the Atlantic coast of Colombia serves large jars of fresh limeades. But you don’t have to be in Cartagena to enjoy a delicious limonada, especially when they are so easy to make at home!

Limonada de Sandía (Watermelon Limeade)

This Limonada de Sandía (Watermelon Limeade) is a simple mixture of watermelon, lime juice, water and a dash of sugar and makes the perfect summertime drink.

All you need to make fruit limeade at home is a blender and a sieve to strain the pulp. From there, any seasonal fruit is good to make a limonada or try one of my classic recipes below.

Limonada de Piña (Pinneaple Limeade)

Limonada de Fresa (Strawberry Limeade)

Limonada de Coco (Coconut Limeade)

Buen provecho!

Limonada de Sandía (Watermelon Limeade)



  • 4 servings
  • 8 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 1/4 cup sugar or to your taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • Ice for serving

Limonada de Sandía (Watermelon Limeade)


  1. Place the watermelon, sugar and 1/4 cup of water in a blender. Purée until smooth. Strain the watermelon through a strainer and discard the pulp.
  2. In a pitcher, combine all the ingredients and serve over ice. Garnish with lime slices.
  3. Limonada de Sandía (Watermelon Limeade)

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Angie@Angie's Recipes July 28, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Totally refreshing!


2 Alan Bowman July 28, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Hi Erica from Spain
First you need a good flavoured Sandia. Those we have been getting this year have no flavour at all, they are just like eating water soaked cotton wool.



3 Erica Dinho July 28, 2014 at 4:13 PM

I agree with you, Alan!


4 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz July 29, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Looks so refreshing. Every year I want to make a drink with watermelon and next thing I know it is fall.. Must give this one a shot for real.


5 Tom Kutas July 31, 2014 at 10:42 AM

This looks great. Im going to give it a shot like Evelyne said. But also a shot of rum, vodka or tequila!
Going for the watermelon right now!


6 grace August 1, 2014 at 7:46 AM

i’ve had lots of different kinds of limeade, but watermelon is one fruit i haven’t tried! beautiful beverage!


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