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Watermelon Agua Fresca

  • 15 m
  • 4 h 15 m
Susan Herr
“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.”

Ingredients

    • 8 cups cubed seeded watermelon, (about 6 pounds with the rind), divided
    • 1 cup water, divided
    • ⅓ cup sugar, divided
    • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
    • 1 liter (4 cups) club soda, or seltzer water, well chilled
    • Lime slices, for garnish

Directions

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