Thursday, July 1, 2010
Watermelon Lime Aqua Fresca
As the evening's sizzling summer heat set in, I headed to the local farm stand for a fresh watermelon. I have been making this sweet pleasure a few times a week. It is a crowd pleaser and gives on-the-spot cooling relief. It is pretty, delicious and healthful. Kids love it and adults can easily turn it into an adult beverage with the addition of a bit of tequila, rum or vodka.
1/2 a large, seedless watermelon cut into chunks
( I don't measure. I just filled up a really large bowl
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (5-6 limes. I use Persian limes.
squirt of honey (I use local Tupelo from Weeks Farm)
grated fresh ginger or a squeeze of Gourmet Garden squeeze ginger
lime wedges or fresh mint for garnish
Blend the watermelon chunks in batches.
You can strain if you like but watermelon isn't too pulpy.
Stir in lime juice, ginger and honey.
Fill glasses with ice and pour over.
Garnish with a lime wedge or sprig of mint and enjoy.