August 12, 2012

Watermelon Lime Agua Fresca

Our local farmers market has been loaded with watermelons lately, and with such an abundance of them - the prices have been really good too.  So, we have been in watermelon heaven!  

Now, usually I just cut it up, sprinkle on a little bit of salt - and eat to my hearts content - but this year, I've strived add them to various things, like the watermelon feta salad tarts I made not that long ago.  But, I wanted to do a beverage of some sort too.  I stumbled across a recipe inside of Rachael Ray magazine for watermelon agua fresca, and it looked delicious.  I adapted it a little for our tastes by increasing the lime juice that was called for - from 1/3 of a cup to 1/2 of a cup.  I just couldn't taste the 1/3 of a cup, and I wanted to have a little background of tartness in it.

The combination of the watermelon with a slight hint of lime is the perfect combination.  Not too sweet, not too tart.  Perfect for sipping on the front porch on a summers night.  

Watermelon Lime Agua Fresca
adapted from Rachael Ray magazine

  • 8 cups seedless watermelon cubes
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 1.5 cups water
  • sliced lime & mint for garnish


Puree the watermelon in a blender or food processor.  Strain with a sieve, and discard the pulp.  Stir in the lime juice, honey, & water.  Place pieces of sliced lime inside the pitcher.  Chill & serve over ice - garnish with mint & additional sliced lime.


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