Watermelon Agua Fresca
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.
Yields 3 cups.
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):
photo: Ben Fink
From Fine Cooking 40
, pp. 38
September 1, 2000