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Watermelon Agua Fresca

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Yields 3 cups.

  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 40

A refreshing agua fresca is a popular drink in Mexico and all over Latin America. Agua frescas are basically fresh ripe fruit juices, sweetened and served over or blended with ice. An interesting variation is to freeze a fruity white wine and then crush it and substitute it for the crushed ice. Make two batches of this recipe to serve six people.

  • 4 cups coarsely chopped seedless watermelon flesh
  • Juice of 1 medium fresh lime
  • 1 cup crushed ice or 1-1/4 cups ice cubes
  • 1 Tbs. superfine sugar (or to taste)
  • Orange slices and mint sprigs for garnish

Purée the melon in a blender. Add the lime juice, ice, and sugar and blend until smooth. Pour into tall glasses and garnish with the orange slices and mint.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : per cut; Calories (kcal): 100; Fat (g): fat g 1; Fat Calories (kcal): 10; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 0; Protein (g): protein g 1; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0.5; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 23; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0.5; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 5; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 0; Fiber (g): fiber g 2;

Photo: Ben Fink

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