'Agua Fresca' actually means fresh water in Spanish. And as I had sorted out the adult drinks, I thought I would fancy up the kids drinks.
I used sparkling water in my drink, to give the soft drink feel, but you could just as easily use fresh water. I also served it in a punch bowl and just doubled the recipe. Sparkling water fizzes up when added, but it goes down and tastes amazing.
My lovely Mexican friend said to me at the party that this is what they have as fruit juice in Mexico. Now I can actually say this is what I would serve at my parties from now on, as this is far superior to any store bought juice or soft drink I have ever bought.
The amount of sugar depends on the ripeness of the fruit, so try and choose ripe fruit, so you can use less sugar. Also the amount of water is up to you also. Start sampling after 2 cups, and keep adding water until it just right for you.
This is the perfect summer drink. My kids loved it, I loved it, give it a go. And for adults, you can always a little vodka or tequila.
Stay tuned more flavours are coming.
8 cups seedless watermelon, rind removed, cut into cubes
6 tablespoons caster sugar or agave nectar
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1-2 sliced limes
3 cups sparkling water or fresh water
A few sprigs of mint, optional
Reserve 3/4 cup of watermelon cubes, set aside. Place the remaining watermelon cubes in a blender with 4 tablespoons of the sugar. Blitz until pureed.
Through a fine mesh sieve, strain the watermelon juice into a large measuring jug (or bowl). Add the lime juice. Stir. Taste now for sweetness, add more sugar if needed, stir well so sugar dissolves.
Transfer to a pitcher (or punchbowl) add in water (sparkling or fresh). Add lime slices, reserved watermelon cubes and mint (if using).
Chill, serve over ice.
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