When the temperatures are soaring, nothing cools you more than a cool fruity beverage. Today we are making Aqua de Sandia (Watermelon Water). I learned to make this many years ago in a small Mexican pueblo. The fruit was ripe and the water was cold; the perfect summer mix!
Aqua de Sandia (Watermelon Water)
C cold water
- Cut the watermelon into large pieces; no need to remove the seeds.
- Place pieces in a blender.
- Add the water.
- Blend until liquified.
- Add sugar one tablespoon at a time until you reach desired sweetness. Every watermelon is different. Some may need all of the sugar and some may need none.
- Pour in a glass. Add an umbrella and a straw.
- Serve cold.
Fruity Melon Water: For added nutrition and appeal, place a few pieces of finely diced fruit like banana and pear in the bottom of the glass before adding the drink. Serve this with a scooping straw so that guests may enjoy the fruit when they have finished.