Watermelon Mint Aqua Fresca with a Twist of Lime

Aqua Fresca (Spanish for "cool waters", or literally "fresh waters") are light beverages made from fruits, cereals, or seeds  blended with sugar and water. They are popular in Mexico, South America, and the United States.

 
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups watermelon

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

  • 1 cup club soda or fizzy water

  • 1 tablespoon 50/50 Agave nectar

  • 18 mint leaves, divided

  • lime slices

Directions

  1. Combine watermelon, lime juice, fizzy water, 50/50 agave nectar and 6 mint leaves in high powered blender. Blend until smooth.

  2. Prepare 4-10 ounce glasses by placing a lime slice and 1 mint leaf in the bottom of the glass. Using a wooden muddler, press down on the limes and mint until all of the ingredients are muddled together.

  3. Add crushed ice to each glass and divide Watermelon Aqua Fresca into each glass.

  4. Garnish with lime slice and a mint leaf. Enjoy!


Hints

  • If you are not drinking all the Aqua Fresca at one time, store in a sealed mason jar for up to 3 days.

  • Add your favorite alcohol to turn this refreshing drink into an adult beverage.

  • Aqua Fresca can be made with other fruits like strawberries, other melons, cucumber, mango, papaya or berries.

  • Make your own fizzy water by using tap water and a Soda Stream to make it carbonated.


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