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Agua Fresca

sohlson posted this June 26th, 2013

Aguas Frescas are such a great thing to drink on a hot day.  Literally translated as “fresh waters” they’re a delicious combo of fruits, cereals, flowers or seeds, blended with a sweetener like honey or sugar and water. Our favorite is watermelon and we like to mix it with a splash of vodka for a refreshing cocktail.  Matter of fact, we’re planning on serving this drink on the 4th of July  — and so should you!

Ingredients:
6 pounds seedless watermelon cut into 2-inch pieces
2 cups of cold water
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
Ice cubes
Lime slices and mint leaves for garnish
Good vodka.  We like Hangar 1, Grey Goose or Ketel One.

Method:
Cut the watermelon flesh from the rind. In a blender, process half the watermelon pieces with 1 cup of water until smooth. Pour through a strainer into a pitcher. Repeat the process with the remaining melon and water. You should end up with about 8 cups of juice. Stir in the lime juice and honey/agave. Pour over ice and vodka and garnish with lime slices and mint.

Have a happy holiday!

One Response to “Agua Fresca”

  1. Aquas Frescas sounds so refreshing. I really like that pink dress shown too. Enjoy your beautiful day.

    by Elizabeth Brito | July 1, 2013 at 9:56 am