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Agua de melon

2
2
2
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
5 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
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 aquas 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, aquas 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.

Ingredients

cantaloupe

2 cup(s), diced, diced

coriander seed(s)

½ tsp, whole

mint leaves

¼ cup(s), fresh (about 20 leaves)

water

4 cup(s), still-mineral

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, puree the cantaloupe, coriander and mint until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour the mixture into a fine sieve.
  2. With a ladle, kitchen spoon, or rubber spatula, press as much of the liquid as possible through the sieve and into a large pitcher.
  3. Add the water, stir and serve over ice. Yields about 1 cup per serving.

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