|Watermelon agua fresca|
Agua fresca (literally translated to "fresh water") is a very refreshing drink made of pureed melon, sugar and lime juice and is common in Mexico. It is typically made with watermelon, but you can also make it with cantaloupe. You can also add other fruits like ripe pineapple or mango.
Just blend up some diced and seeded melon, strain if you like or not, add a little sugar and a little lime or lemon juice. It's great on its own or add a little vodka for a refreshing cocktail!
- 6 cups diced and seeded watermelon or cantaloupe
- 1/4 cup sugar, more if you like
- 1/4 lime juice, more if you like
- 1 cup water
Puree all the melon. Strain if you like and return strained juice to the blender, or leave unstrained. Add sugar, lime juice and water and blend for a few seconds. Taste and adjust seasoning with sugar or lime juice to your own tastes. Pour into a pitcher and chill well before serving.