Watermelon Agua Fresca with Lemon Mint Recipe
Fresh agua frescas are the highlight of many summer festivities. Planning your own backyard BBQ? This watermelon agua fresca with lemon mint is sure to please!
- 8 cups watermelon
- 8 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- several springs of fresh mint
- 1 whole lemon, sliced
Combine the watermelon and water in a large pitcher or vitrolero (glass barrel) Using an immersion blender, puree the melon and water until smooth. Stir in sugar. Twist the sprigs of mint so that they bruise, and add to the watermelon mixture. Add the lemon slices, and let stand for about 10 minutes while flavors combine. Serve chilled over ice.
(For an adult agua fresca, add 12 oz of rum, tequila or vodka)