Thursday, June 16, 2011

Aqua de Sandia (Watermelon Water)

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 watermelon
C cold water
T sugar
  1. Cut the watermelon into large pieces; no need to remove the seeds.
  2. Place pieces in a blender.
  3. Add the water.
  4. Blend until liquified.
  5. Taste.
  6. 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.
  7. Pour in a glass.  Add an umbrella and a straw.
  8. 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.

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