Watermelon Agua Fresca
Serves: makes one large pitcher
  • ½ large watermelon, rind removed and fruit cut into large chunks, a little over 8 cups (the fruit without the rind weighed about 3 pounds)
  • 4 cups water
  • 8 fresh mint leaves (optional)
  • juice of half a lime, about 1½ Tablespoons (don't skip this; it really perks up the flavor.)
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar or raw honey, if you need it
  1. Place half the fruit and half the water in a blender and puree until smooth. Taste for sweetness. If you think you will need to add sugar, add it in the next batch. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher or a large bowl. Repeat with the remaining fruit and water, adding the mint leaves if you are using them and sugar. Blend until smooth. Strain. Stir in lime juice. Chill until ready to serve.
Recipe by Pamela Salzman at https://pamelasalzman.com/watermelon-agua-fresca/