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Minted Lemon-Lime Watermelon Agua Fresca

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

Cooking Light JUNE 2011

  • Yield: 9 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
  • Hands-on:20 Minutes
  • Total:40 Minutes

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. 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.

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
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