Watermelon agua fresca

Written by: 7aum Suvai

A watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 92% water by weight. It is a good source of vitamin C. This refreshing drink is served by roadside vendors all over Mexico. Not too much fruit, not too much sugar, just a beautiful way to quench your thirst on a summer day.

Watermelon agua fresca

Ingredients:

      • 4-5 cups - Watermelon (seeded and cubed)
      • 1 tbsp - Sugar/honey to taste
      • 1- 2 tbsp – Lemon juice (as per taste)
      • 1 cup – Water ( as required)
      • Few mint leaves for garnish
      • Crushed ice to serve

Watermelon agua fresca process

Preparation method:

  1. Cut watermelon roughly into 1-inch cubes. In a blender or food processor, combine water, watermelon, sugar until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture through a strainer into a pitcher and then add crushed ice cubes, lemon juice and mint leaves. Serve cold.

Watermelon agua fresca

Notes:

  • An authentic aqua fresca is made by mashing the fruit with a fork or masher before adding the water and sweetener instead of using a blender.

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