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Minted Lemon-Lime Watermelon Agua Fresca

Photo: Anna Williams; Styling: Pam Morris
Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 40 mins
Yield 9 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Sweet, tangy, and absolutely thirst-quenching, this beverage is one the whole family can enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime rind
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 12 cups cubed seeded watermelon
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 108
  • fat 0.3 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.1 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 1.3 g
  • carbohydrate 27.7 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 3 mg
  • calcium 19 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 1 1/4 cups water and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 30 seconds or until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently.

  2. Remove from heat; stir in mint, lime rind, and lemon rind. Let stand 20 minutes. Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve over a bowl; discard solids.

  3. Place one-third each of sugar syrup and watermelon in blender; process until smooth. Pour puree into a large pitcher. Repeat the procedure twice with remaining sugar syrup and watermelon. Stir in lime and lemon juice. Serve over ice, or refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir before serving.