How to Make Watermelon Agua Fresca

by Ben Niemann

I cannot take credit for this recipe. It is from Rachael Ray, and it is DELICIOUS! After trying it, I couldn't NOT share it with you all.

Supplies

  • 8 Cups Cubed watermelon
  • 2 Limes
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 6 Tablespoons Honey (or agave nectar)
  • Mint
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    It's summertime, so I'm going to assume that you already have a watermelon ready. Oh, you don't? Well here's a good excuse to go buy one. :)

    Step 2

    For my watermelon (average sized), 8 cups was about a quarter of the melon. I just chopped it up and dropped it right into the blender.

    Step 3

    With my handy dandy Ninja blender (I should really be getting an endorsement deal), it took no time at all to purée the watermelon.

    Step 4

    Grab a fine mesh strainer (sieve) and whatever pitcher you'll be serving from.

    Step 5

    Pour the watermelon purée over the strainer, being careful not to flood the sides. If you get watermelon all over your counters, it will be super sticky!

    Step 6

    Use a spoon or spatula to gently stir the purée. This will bleed the pulp of any remaining juice. It may take a few minutes, so be patient. What you see here is all I had left. Discard remaining pulp.

    Step 7

    Give your strainer a quick rinse and then juice one of your limes over the pitcher. Get every drop possible out of your lime.

    Step 8

    Add your honey...

    Step 9

    And then give it a good stir. You want all the honey to dissolve, so stir well, and then stir it again just to be sure.

    Step 10

    Add your water.

    Step 11

    Then take a small handful of fresh mint and crumble it just a little in your hand.

    Step 12

    Crumbling the mint leaves will help release the oils into the liquid.

    Step 13

    Slice up your remaining lime (saving a couple slices on the side for a garnish), drop it in with some ice. Give the pitcher one more quick stir and viola! You're done!

    Step 14

    Add a short sprig of mint and a lime slice to the rim and enjoy! Feel free to make a cocktail out of this, but be responsible. These are fantastic for a summer drink.

    Step 15

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