Florida Citrus Watermelon’ade


  • 500ml orange juice 
  • 250ml juice from 2 Florida Grapefruit
  • 200g sugar 
  • 250ml hot water 
  • 220g oranges, cut into 2.5cm pieces, peeled 
  • 925g watermelon, seeded, no rind, cut into 2.5cm pieces, divided 
  • 175ml lemon juice 
  • 175ml lime juice 
  • 15g mint leaves 
  • Orange slices, for garnish 
  • Watermelon chunks, for garnish 


Florida Citrus Watermelon’ade

1. Combine sugar and hot water in small saucepan over low heat; heat until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until chilled. 

2. Purée 616g watermelon in blender until smooth. 

3. Place watermelon juice, chilled sugar syrup, orange juice, Florida Grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and lime juice in large pitcher; stir to combine. 

4. Add 309g watermelon pieces, orange pieces, and mint leaves; refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours until well chilled. 

5. Serve over ice in tall glasses. Garnish with orange slices and watermelon chunks, if desired.