Watermelon Agua Fresca

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Looking for a refreshing drink to cool down this summer? The answer is “watermelon agua fresca”, a dead simple recipe, made by blending watermelon with water, a bit of honey and lime juice.

The name means literally  “fresh water,” and is a popular drink in Mexico and throughout Central America. The secret to a great watermelon agua fresca is to use sweet, juicy watermelon.  You may spice it up with mint, or ginger, or transform it into watermelon cocktail just by adding a splash of Vodka.

Serves : 3-4 persons

Ingredients :

  • 3 cups watermelon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 tbs honey (optional)
  • 4-5 leaves of mint

Directions :

  1. Remove the watermelon seeds
  2. Blend the watermelon, water, honey and fresh lime juice in a blender until the watermelon is smooth.
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour or longer.
  4. Fill a glass with ice, pour in the agua fresca, garnish with mint leaves, and serve.
  5. Agua fresca can be stored in an airtight container and chilled for up to 1 day.

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