Recipe courtesy of Tori Ritchie

Agua Fresca

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  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Yield: about 1 quart, 3 to 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 large cantaloupe or half a watermelon, seeded and diced (about 3 cups)

1 1/2 cups water

2 to 4 tablespoons sugar

2 to 3 limes, juiced

Directions

  1. This and other similar fruit drinks, which translate literally as "fresh water," are served all over Mexico and they're a cinch to replicate at home. The key is to strain the pulpy fruit to make a clearer liquid. Instead of melon, you could use strawberries, pineapple, or mango -- any fruit that is soft enough to puree.
  2. Puree cantaloupe and pour through a fine sieve to eliminate pulp. In a pitcher, mix strained fruit puree with water and season with sugar and lime juice, to taste.

Watermelon and Mint "Agua Fresca" (Fresh Fruit-Blended Water)