Set photography from the production of Food Network's, The Kitchen, episodes 1001-1005 on May 18-20, 2016. 

Photo By Todd Plitt for BSTV
Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid

Melon Agua Fresca

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min (includes steeping time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 10 cups


Mint Simple Syrup:


  1. In a high-powered blender, combine the honeydew and 1 cup water and blend until completely smooth (see Cook's Note). Transfer to a pitcher and stir in the Mint Simple Syrup and lime juice. Add more water or seltzer to taste.

Mint Simple Syrup:

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
  1. In a small pot over medium heat, add the sugar and 1 cup water and cook, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat, add the mint and let steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain out the mint and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Cook’s Note

If using a normal blender, strain with cheesecloth after blending.