Agua Fresca on Mid-Week Mixers

MID-WEEK MIXERS… featuring food & drink recipes by Naomi Blackburn

0505c 003Agua Fresca

0505c 001This is a refreshing non-alcoholic drink that will be one that I keep on my recipe roster during the hot months.   It is a simple one too. Water, fresh lime juice, strained fruit and sugar…what could be easier! It does have the ability
to be served with a shot of tequila if so desired. I tried it both ways and must admit that I preferred it without the alcohol.

Don’t like cantaloupe? This drink can be made with pineapple or watermelon. I even came across a recipe
using strawberries, but felt that it could be a bit rough with the straining because of the seeds. Don’t mind that? Give it a try. I would love to hear what you think! So, here we go!:


4 cups cut up fresh watermelon, pineapple or cantaloupe
3 T. sugar
2 cups water,
1 fresh lime, juiced


1) Place fruit, sugar, 1 cup water and lime juice in a blender. Blend until broken down.

2) Pour through a fine mesh strainer or a cheesecloth (which will be more difficult) to separate from the fruit pulp.

3) Pour back into the blender and add 1 cup water. Blend until smooth

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Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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