Looking for something to do with all that leftover watermleon from your recent picnic? I have a fantastic recipe for you. Watermelon Aqua Fresca.
It is a Mexican drink combining melon, sugar, lime and water. My version uses strained watermelon juice that I blend in my Ninja blender, a mint infused simple syrup, fresh lime juice, and a splash of rum or vodka or tequila. Pour over ice and you have summer in a glass.
Keep a pitcher of it in the fridge ( sans alcohol) and enjoy on hot days or after a workout. Buen Provecho!
Watermelon Fresca with rum
8 cups cubed watermelon
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
Juice of three limes
1/2 cup white rum, vodka or tequila
Method- Makes 1 pitcher of cocktails
- In small saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Add mint leaves if desired. Bring to a simmer until sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool. Remove mint once cooled. Keep in a jar in the fridge for up to three weeks.
- In a blender, pulse watermelon until liquified. Place a strainer over a large bowl of wide mouthed pitcher. Stained juice from pulp and seeds. Throw away pulp. You should have about 3-4 cups of juice.
- In a large pitcher, combine melon juice, simple syrup, lime juice and liquor. Serve over ice with a sprig of mint or lime wheels to garnish.