Agua de Melon
The perfect thing on a hot summer day, this minty and mildly sweet drink has just a hint of spice. Throughout Mexico many restaurants serve aguas frescas (literally fresh waters) of many varieties. Usually they’re made by flavoring water with fruits, herbs, or even hibiscus flowers. While they taste great, aguas frescas traditionally contain quite a bit of sugar. This lighter version of the classic is flavored only with a little melon and a few other ingredients, takes a mere 5 minutes to make, and is just as satisfying as more sugary versions. If you don't have coriander, or don't care for it, substitute with fresh basil leaves.
2 cup(s), diced, chopped
32 fl oz
- In a food processor, puree the cantaloupe, coriander, and mint until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour the mixture into a fine sieve and with a ladle, kitchen spoon, or rubber spatula, press as much of the liquid as possible through the sieve into a large pitcher.
- Add the water, stir, and serve over ice.
- Serving size: about 8 fl oz (1 cup)