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Watermelon Agua Fresca :: A Perfectly Refreshing Beverage for a Hot Summer Day

Cool, refreshing watermelon agua fresca is a light beverage the entire family will love. Image The Entertaining House

Cool, refreshing watermelon agua fresca is a light beverage the entire family will love.
Image The Entertaining House

Agua fresca is a refreshing, light fruit drink that is popular throughout Mexico. It couldn't be any easier to make - all you need is some fresh fruit, water, honey or agave and a little bit of lime juice. Melons are very popular as a fruit choice as they yield a lot of juice and are inherently sweet.

Ingredients:
3 cups (roughly) watermelon, cubed - There should be twice as much fruit as water.
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon of honey or agave
2 to 3 limes, juiced

Directions: 
Puree the watermelon and lime juice in a blender and when it is in juice form pour the liquid into a pitcher through a fine sieve to eliminate pulp. Using the back of a large spoon, or your hands, press excess juices through the strainer so that all that remains in the watermelon pulp. When the juice is strained and in the pitcher add the honey, mix well and chill about an hour before serving. Serve over ice and garnish with a lime wedge or sprig of mint. 

Once you've made the watermelon try some other melons or feel free to add berries or cucumber. 

Watermelon agua fresca. Image via The Entertaining House

Watermelon agua fresca. Image via The Entertaining House

Watermelon agua fresca. Image via The Entertaining House. 

Watermelon agua fresca. Image via The Entertaining House. 

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