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September 5, 2011

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca

This was one of my favorite drinks I learned to make when we lived in Mexico.
This weekend Thomas had a friend staying over so I made this with breakfast yesterday.
What a hit!

Agua Fresca or Agua de Fruta is sold throughout Mexico - in restaurants, at resorts out by the pool, and by street vendors everywhere.

Thomas got addicted to the mango version when we went to a resort in Manzanillo.

It's super easy and delicious.

You blend 4 cups of a watery, fresh fruit with 1/2 cup of water and 2 Tbsp of sugar. 
The amount of sugar varies with your taste and the sweetness of the fruit.
I usually stick with 2 Tbsp.

Once blended it's important to strain it for pulps or seeds.  I usually end up with just 1/4 c pulp left after smushing it through with a spoon. 

Then garnish with lemon, lime, or mint.
If you have a flavored simple syrup on hand, you can substitute that instead of the water and sugar.
Lime simple syrup is really popular with watermelon.

Other popular fruit varieties are:  cantaloupe, mango, papaya, guava, strawberry, and lime.

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Buen Provecho!

1 comment:

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