The Woolwich Observer

Watermelon Agua Fresca


▢ 8 cups (1-inch pieces) seedless watermelon (2 1⁄2 pounds)

▢ 2 cups water

▢ 1⁄4 cup lime juice, squeezed from 2 limes, plus lime wedges 1. Place a fine-mesh strainer over a pitcher; set aside.

2. Add half of the chopped watermelon and half of the water to a blender jar. Place lid on top of blender and hold firmly in place with a folded dish towel. Process until smooth, about 30 seconds.

3. Pour mixture into a fine-mesh strainer set over a pitcher.

Use a rubber spatula to stir and press on watermelon bits to get serving

▢ 2 tablespoon­s honey ▢ 1⁄8 teaspoon salt ▢ Ice

▢ Fresh mint leaves (optional)

out as much juice as possible. Discard the solids in the strainer.

4.Repeat blending and straining in Steps 2 and 3 with the second half of the watermelon and water.

5. Add lime juice, honey and salt to the pitcher. Use a rubber spatula to stir until well combined.

6.To serve, place ice in glasses and pour agua fresca over ice. Add a lime wedge and mint (if using) to each glass.

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