Thirsty Thursdays: Watermelon Agua Fresca

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So today is thirsty thursday I’m trying to keep with a theme here on thursday.

It’s summer and it’s time for fruit and light drinks and food.

Lets not weigh our selves down with heavy stuff.

I mean unless…. Eh never mind lets talk about watermelon.

coconut shrimp 001I loved watermelon as a kid and even more now… Now that I have learned I can add booze to it.

This drink doesn’t have booze in it but you could totally add rum or vodka. SOOOOOOO GOOD!

I mean it’s good with out it too!

 It reminds me of bubblegum and lollipops from when I was a kid.

I may make a watermelon float in the near future for a summer treat I mean who doesn’t like ice cream floats? Cra-zee people that’s who.

Anyway back on track. This is light and refreshing. It’s a good boost for a pick me up when you are feeling tired. Kick that coffee habit fruit is a natural energizer. A good tip is to eat fruit before and after a nice work out.

Are you having a cook out for Memorial Day? If so this is a good drink to have and it’s super easy and you can make it the day before.

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Watermelon Agua Fresca

 

 

Yield: each flavor serves about 4

Total Time: 10 minutes

 

1/2 watermelon, seeded and cubed (about 2 cups)

1 cup water

3 limes, juiced

2 tablespoons sugar

fresh mint

Add watermelon to a blender and blend until completely pureed. Using a fine mesh sieve, pour puree through into a large bowl or measuring cup, using a spoon to press the last of the liquid out when you get to the end. Combine watermelon juice, water, lime juice and sugar in a large pitcher. Taste and add more sugar if needed. You can also stir in some fresh mint leaves (or just garnish the drinks with them) for taste. Chill until cold.

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