Watermelon Agua Fresca
Why I Love This Recipe
Aguas frescas (Spanish for "cool waters", or literally "fresh waters") are light non-alcoholic beverages made from one or more fruits, cereals, flowers, or seeds blended with sugar and water. This agua fresca was one my former landlady in Mexico would often make! She's serve hers with ice... and a bit of chili peppers for an added "zing".
Ingredients You'll Need
1/2 cup sugar
6 cups 1-inch dice watermelon (you can take the seeds out it you want)
Zest and juice of 2 limes
Lime wheels, for garnish
Add the sugar and 1/2 cup water to a small saucepan. Stir and bring to a simmer over medium heat until the sugar is melted, then turn off the heat and let cool.
Add the watermelon, lime zest and juice and 3 tablespoons of the cooled simple syrup to a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into 4 small glasses.
Garnish each with a wheel of lime. You can add ice to each glass if you want.
NOTE: If you left the seeds in, you can use a sieve to strain your juice if you want- I usually don't bother unless serving young kids.