Aguas Frescas – translated in English meaning “fresh waters” – are refreshing non-alcoholic drinks often made with fresh fruit. They are popular in Mexico and in the southwest United States. One of my favorites is Watermelon Lime Aguas Frescas. A fabulous way to stay hydrated during the summer.
Watermelon Lime Aguas Frescas
- 1 Blender
- 1 fine mesh strainer
- 8 cups seedless watermelon pieces (approximately 1 inch pieces)
- 16 ounces water
- 2 ounces lime juice + extra for seasoning to taste
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar + extra for seasoning to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- crushed ice
- Fresh mint sprigs and lime wheels for garnish
- Place half of the watermelon and half of the water in a blender container. Blend until smooth.
- Pour watermelon puree through a fine mesh strainer into a 2 quart pitcher. Discard solids. Repeat with remaining watermelon and water.
- Add lime juice, agave nectar and salt to watermelon juice. Stir. Add extra lime juice and agave nectar to taste.
- Serve chilled over ice. Garnish with mint sprig and lime wheel.