Tuesday, June 23

agua fresca

{aka boozermelon}

saw this recipe here, and knew it would be a summer favorite. it must be said also, that it was indeed lovely with a touch of vodka. the lime juice is a surprisingly perfect addition. it may forever change the way I eat watermelon. ...the lime, that is...not the vodka.

watermelon mint agua fresca
serves 8-10

4 c. diced, ripe watermelon (sans rind, natch)
3-4 c. water
juice of 2 limes
1 c. simple syrup (if even necessary this time of year)
handful of fresh mint leaves

blend together watermelon with 1/2 the water, the lime juice and simple syrup until smooth and frothy. strain through a mesh strainer into a large pitcher. stir in remaining water.
serve immediately over ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.

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