Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca

This refreshing drink is served by roadside vendors all over Mexico. Not too much fruit, not too much sugar, just a beautiful way to quench your thirst on a summer day.

From EatingWell: June/July 2006
Yield: about 10 cups
Active Time: 15
Total Time: 255

Ingredients

  1. 8 cups cubed seeded watermelon, (about 6 pounds with the rind), divided
  2. 1 cup water, divided
  3. 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  4. 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  5. 1 liter (4 cups) club soda, or seltzer water, well chilled
  6. Lime slices, for garnish

Preparation

  1. Combine half the watermelon, half the water and half the sugar in a blender; puree. Pour through a coarse strainer into a large container. Repeat with the remaining watermelon, water and sugar. Stir in lime juice. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 4 hours.
  2. To serve, stir in club soda (or seltzer) and garnish with lime.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 64 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 16 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 2 mg sodium; 144 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (30% daily value), Vitamin A (15% dv).

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 fruit