My family and I are back in Vancouver after a week in Calgary and we have gone back to our normal routines. It was cool and windy in Calgary when we were there so it is nice to come home to a warm weather. The first thing my husband did was water the plants and flowers. It was a good thing our neighbor did some watering while we were away. As for me, I am back doing my morning walks, gardening and working on my food blog. The recipe that I am sharing today is a popular Mexican drink: watermelon agua fresca. Watermelon is one of our favorite summer fruits so when I saw this drink featured on the Food Network show’s “Eat St”, I decided to make it. My family loves it; I‘ve already made it twice this week. The second time I made it, I used raspberry blossom honey instead of a plain one and I did not strain the watermelon after processing it in the blender. The drink turned out not as smooth as it was strained but it still tastes good. This drink is light and refreshing; an ideal drink to have on a hot summer day. 😀
- 6 lbs of seedless watermelon, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 2 cups cold water
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Ice cubes
- Lime slices and mint leaves for garnish (optional)
- Cut the watermelon flesh from the rind. In a blender, process half of the watermelon pieces with 1 cup of water until smooth. Pour through a strainer into a pitcher. Repeat process with the remaining watermelon and water.
- Stir in the lime juice and honey. Place into ice-filled glasses and garnish with lime slices and mint, if using.