Aguas Frescas (Spanish for “cool waters”) usually consist of a combination of fruits, cereals, flowers, or seeds blended with sugar and water to make light refreshing beverages. They are popular in Mexico and the United States. This is a recipe for Watermelon Lime Agua Fresca.
- 12 Cups seedless watermelon cubed
- 2 Cups water
- 2 limes juiced
- 2 limes sliced
- 4 sprigs fresh mint
- 1 Cup simple syrup
- White Rum (optional)
Combine the watermelon and water in the blender and puree until smooth. If you want a thicker consistency pour the puree straight into a pitcher. If you want it to be pulp free strain through a fine mesh strainer before placing in the pitcher. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving. This can be enjoyed by the entire family.
To kick this up to an adult beverage add an ounce or two of rum to each glass and stir to combine, sip and enjoy!