Melon Agua Fresca

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min (includes steeping time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 10 cups
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1 honeydew melon, cubed

1/2 cup Mint Simple Syrup, recipe follows

Juice of 1/2 lime

Seltzer, for serving, optional

Mint Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar

3 sprigs fresh mint 


  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.