Watermelon Agua Fresca

I love watermelon. I got it honest. I use to stand by mom over the kitchen sink while we devoured a whole half of a giant watermelon. It’s cool, refreshing, and so sweet.  This popular and easy to make Mexican drink is a great way to enjoy fresh sweet watermelon anytime in a non-messy way, so you don’t have to go outside, stand over the sink or wait for a picnic.

This recipe was created for Babble.com

Agua Fresca is a simple Mexican beverage made out of fruit. Agua Fresca literally means water refreshment, or fruit water. Throughout Mexico, they make several agua frescas with different fruits, however this watermelon version is my favorite.

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Watermelon Agua Fresca Recipe

Ingredients:

4 cups chilled, chopped and seeded watermelon (I use seedless watermelon to make things easier)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon or more honey, optional (if your watermelon isn’t sweet enough)
ice

Directions:

1. Add chopped watermelon, 1 cup water and lime juice to blender. Blend on high until smooth. Strain through a mesh colander, if desired.

2. Chill and serve over ice.

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