Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Last year I made a Strawberry Agua Fresca - but agua fresca can be any simple blend of water, fruit, and sugar. This year, pride of place goes to watermelon in this refreshing beverage.

Finely chop 1 cup of cubed, seeded watermelon, and set it aside.

Place another cup of cubed, seeded watermelon in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Strain through a sieve over a bowl or pitcher, and discard any solids.

Stir 2 cups water, 1 tablespoon raw sugar and 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lime juice into the bowl, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add the chopped watermelon that you set aside earlier, and stir to combine.

Cover and chill for at least 1 hour, although you can make it even further ahead of time and keep chilled until ready to serve. This recipe makes enough for 3 servings (1 and 1/4 cups and 80 calories each) of this delicious drink - increase quantities as needed!

Note: I used filtered water from the fridge instead of regular cold tap water so that the drink would be at its freshest and crispest.

watermelon $3.19
lime $0.59

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