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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