Melon Agua Fresca

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Posted on June 19, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 19 at 9:52 AM

Step up to the window of a taco truck and you might spy small plastic barrels of agua limón (lemon) or agua piña (pineapple) on a shelf by the register. The translation of agua fresca is fresh water or cold water and these are, in essence, light, thirst-quenching blends of water and fruit. Served at El Ultimo Taco in stubby white foam cups, these drinks pack a morning punch and inspired this recipe.

Serves 6

6 cups cubed, peeled, and seeded watermelon or cantaloupe

6 cups cold water

3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

6 tablespoons granulated sugar

Ice, for serving

 

Place the watermelon, water, lime juice and sugar in a blender and puree until very smooth.

Pour the agua fresca through a strainer into a pitcher and chill it before serving it poured over ice.

 

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