Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Melon Agua Fresca

With a name that translates from the Spanish to "fresh water," you know that this is going to be one cool and refreshing drink. Even better, it makes great use of that late summer crop of melon that you might be dealing with. Any melon will do, but I used a cantaloupe because that is what I had on hand. Honeydews and watermelon are also perfect candidates, and think of the gorgeous pale greens and bright pinks.

Aguas frescas come together in just a few whirs of your blender or food processor, but put them in a pretty glass pitcher and they will be quite impressive at your next party. This drink is non-alcoholic (and a huge hit with my toddler), but if you want to take it to the next level, -- I wont' blame you a bit -- try adding a splash of tequila to your glass.

Melon Agua Fresca

  • 1 cantaloupe (or honeydew, or small watermelon)
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 2 tbs honey
  • pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup water
  • ice
1. Cut your melon off the rind, and chop into large chunks.
2. Put the melon, lime juice, honey, salt, and water into your food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. Taste and add more lime or honey if necessary.
3. Pour into pitcher and chill. Serve over ice.


  1. I absolutely love this ! I like the idea of a fresh fruit water, and the pinch of salt must bring a little something more... I will definitely try this very soon !

  2. Over the weekend I tried this Agua Fresca recipe with cantaloupe & watermelon.

    Cantaloupe ends up tasting more rich and creamy; watermelon is more crisp & refreshing. Both delicious! But I think I like cantaloupe best... :)

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