Autumn may be in full swing, but lately I’ve been craving summer foods. One can only eat so many yams and butternut squash, right? I want melons. Watermelons, to be exact. I made this agua fresca a few times this past summer, and even though it’s cold out now, there’s really no wrong time to make this drink. It’s healthy, refreshing, and takes only minutes to blend.
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup lime juice
10 mint leaves
2 1/2 cups water
1. Cut off and discard the watermelon rind. Cut the watermelon into large cubes, removing any seeds.
2. Put half of the watermelon in a blender, along with half the sugar, half the lime juice, half the mint leaves, and half the water. Blend until you have a smooth puree. Transfer the puree to another container and repeat with the remaining watermelon, sugar, lime juice, mint leaves, and water.
3. Strain the puree over a pitcher, discarding the solids. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.