• Agua Fresca Watermelon Lemonade Recipe

    by Dorothy Reinhold on July 7, 2010


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    This is one darn cute pink drink!

    Aguas frescas are “fresh cold waters” in Spanish, and it means a refreshing Mexican drink made from liquefied fruit. Watermelon makes a classic version, and adding some Meyer lemon juice creates an interesting watermelon lemonade that isn’t too sweet.

    It is a perfect So Cal alternative to iced tea or plain lemonade.

    Agua Fresca Watermelon Lemonade

    This takes 8 cups of watermelon chunks

    Agua Fresca Watermelon Lemonade

    • 4 pounds watermelon
    • 1/2 cup Meyer lemon juice (can use regular lemons)
    • 2 cups water
    • 4-5 tablespoons sugar

    Cut watermelon into slices and remove the rind. Cut slices into chunks. You should have about 8 cups of watermelon chunks.

    In two batches, whirl watermelon chunks in a blender until liquefied (if you do it all at once, your blender lid will blow off, so don’t!). Pour slushy watermelon pulp through a mesh strainer into a pitcher. Allow to drain for several minutes, until all that is left is pulp. Discard the pulp. You should have about 3 1/3 to 3 1/2 cups watermelon juice.

    Add lemon juice, water and 4 tablespoons sugar to the pitcher and stir until sugar is dissolved. Taste and add the remaining tablespoon (or more) of sugar if your palate wants it.

    Pour over ice, with a mint sprig for garnish, sit back and cool off!

    Serves 4-6 (about 6-ish cups).

    Looking for more lemonade?

    The Best Homemade Lemonade
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