Watermelon is a favorite summer fruit in our house, and what better way to enjoy this delicious fruit than in a refreshing agua fresca? Aqua frescas are traditional fruit drinks served all over Mexico. My family recently visited Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles, where we spent the day sampling traditional Mexican food along with an array of agua frescas.
My kids enjoyed the watermelon agua fresca so much, that they asked me to make it for them over the weekend.
Combining our traditional family recipe with the convenience of a juicer, I made them a batch to enjoy poolside. Here's my recipe:
- 1 small seedless watermelon (cubed)
- ½ tablespoon honey
- 1 cup water
- Juicer or blender (if a blender is used, you may want to strain the juice to remove the pulp)
- Star Cookie Cutter (optional)
- Juice from 2 Mexican limes (optional)
- Mint leaves for garnish (optional)
- Thinly sliced lime for garnish (optional)
Using a juicer (or a blender and a strainer), juice watermelon cubes. Pour juice in a large pitcher, then add honey, lime juice, water and ice, then stir.
Serve over ice and garnish with a watermelon star, mint or lime slice.mason jars with cute straws.