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Cucumber & watermelon agua fresca

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
15 min
Prep
15 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Spanish for ‘cool waters’, this fabulously fruity Mexican drink is the ultimate thirst-quencher

Ingredients

Watermelon

500 g

Cucumber

1 individual, medium, peeled, plus slices to serve

Lime Juice, Fresh

2 tablespoons, plus slices to serve

Caster Sugar

30 g

Root Ginger

20 g, peeled

Water

6 glass(es), medium, sparkling

Instructions

  1. Put the watermelon, cucumber, lime, sugar, ginger and 100ml cold water in a blender. Blitz together until smooth.
  2. Place a fine mesh sieve over a large jug and strain the mixture through, pressing down with the back of a spoon, if needed. Discard the pulp and transfer the jug to the fridge to chill.
  3. Divide the drink between 6 short glasses and add some ice cubes. Top up with the sparkling water, to taste. Garnish with the cucumber and lime slices to serve.

Notes

Experiment with other fresh fruit, such as strawberries, pineapple and other varieties of melon

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