Watermelon Agua Fresca

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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.

Yield: about 10 cups
Active Time: 15
Total Time: 255

Ingredients

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

calories 64
fat 0 g (0 g sat, 0 g mono)
cholesterol 0 mg
carbohydrates 16 g
protein 1 g
fiber 1 g
sodium 2 mg
potassium 144 mg

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

Carbohydrate Serving 1

Exchanges 1 fruit

From EatingWell June/July 2006