Minted Lemon-Lime Watermelon Agua Fresca

Photo: Anna Williams; Styling: Pam Morris

Sweet, tangy, and absolutely thirst-quenching, this beverage is one the whole family can enjoy.

Yield: 9 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 20 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 108
  • Fat: 0.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 1.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.7g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.6mg
  • Sodium: 3mg
  • Calcium: 19mg

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

Preparation

  1. 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. 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. 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.
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