Me and my daughter loved this. Not sure why all the bad reviews. We substituted local honey for sugar and cooked the mint and rind down just a bit longer. I added more lime/lemon juice to taste. I recommend serving really cold. When I made it an adult beverage I added tequila and grand marnier.
Minted Lemon-Lime Watermelon Agua Fresca
Photo: Anna Williams; Styling: Pam Morris
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Total: 40 Minutes
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
- 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
- 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.
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