Agua de Melon

2
Total Time
5 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
The perfect thing on a hot summer day. Minty and mildly sweet with just a little spice.

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.

Notes

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 agua de melon, flavored only with a little fruit and a few other ingredients, can be just as satisfying.

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