This time I brought you a delicious refreshing drink from Mexico as we all know that the Mexican cuisine is a bit spicy and this thirst-quenching drink is perfect to go with, as they call it “agua fresca” literally means fresh water or sometimes “agua de fruta” means “fruit water”.
The aguas frescas are an excellent cooling and light non-alcoholic drinks to complement your picnic menu, especially the barbecue, or at the beach and they are so amazing for re-hydration after a hard work-out.
The aguas can be made from different kinds of fruits such as Gava, Kiwi, Pineapple, Tamarind… Agua de sandia is another Agua fresca (literally means watermelon water)… my favourite drink! Using the sweet inner of watermelon and a squeeze of lemon, and Sugar if you want to sweeten it up a little!
Here is the detailed recipe and I’m sure if you will try it, you’ll be hooked!
Agua de sandía - Watermelon Drink
An excellent cooling and light non-alcoholic beverage to make in short time and complement your menu
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Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 62g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 4 cups the inner sweetest part of the Watermelon
- 3 quarts cold ice water
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 cup Sugar - or equivalent amounts of your favourite sweetener
- Put the scrapings and enough water to cover into a blender, and blend well until smooth and frothy.
- Into a jug, strain the blended watermelon inner through fine-mesh strainer, with a spatula press it and discard the pulp and seeds, stir in the sugar and lemon juice, add the rest of the ice water and stir.
- Serve chilled.