Nothing to me is better on a hot summer day than a slice of ice cold watermelon, that is until I had a taste of this drink. And you won’t believe how simple this agua fresca it is to make. Three ingredients, a quick spin in the blender and it’s done. If your using in-season sweet watermelons, there isn’t even a reason to add a sweetener. If your watermelon isn’t that sweet though, add a little honey. I also love this recipe because you can make enough for the whole family and add a few shots of vodka for the grown-ups, if you like.
Agua Fresca is a simple Mexican beverage made out of fruit. Agua Fresca literally means water refreshment, or fruit water. Throughout Mexico, they make several agua frescas with different fruits, however this watermelon version is my favorite.
Watermelon Agua Fresca Recipe
4 cups chilled, chopped and seeded watermelon (I use seedless watermelon to make things easier)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon or more honey, optional (if your watermelon isn’t sweet enough)
1. Add chopped watermelon, 1 cup water and lime juice to blender. Blend on high until smooth. Strain through a mesh colander, if desired.
2. Chill and serve over ice.
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