So Mindy had some leftover watermelon that needed a home and of course, I volunteered to take it! I originally had thought of making sorbet, but when it stopped raining and the temperatures spiked again I thought agua fresca.
You can use any melon to make an agua fresca since all it is simply pureed fruit, water and sugar. You can dress it up with a flavored simple syrup (like ginger or rosemary) or add seltzer water to make it fizzy. It’s easy, refreshing and delicious.
Recipe for Watermelon-Lime Agua Fresca
Pieces of one watermelon, pureed and strained
Equal amount of water (to watermelon juice)
Simple syrup, to taste
1/4 c lime juice
Mix and serve over ice.