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Watermelon Agua Fresca

Serves 6
Time 1 hr 15 min
This light, refreshing drink popularized in Mexico, is a terrific thirst quencher on a hot summer day. The trick to making agua fresca (Spanish for "fresh water") is to infuse the water with fruit essence without turning it into a smoothie or a slushy drink. Watch our how-to video.
Ingredients
  • 6 pounds seedless watermelon cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
  • Ice cubes for serving
Method

In a blender, combine half of the watermelon and 1 cup cold water and blend until smooth. Pour through a strainer into a pitcher; discard solids. Repeat with remaining watermelon and 1 cup cold water. You should have about 8 cups juice. Stir in lime juice and agave and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve well-chilled over ice.

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  • 6 pounds seedless watermelon cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
  • Ice cubes for serving