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Watermelon Agua Fresca
4 h 15 m
“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.”
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
1Combine 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.
2To 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.