Sunday, 18 March 2012

Watermelon Aqua Fresca

Watermelon Aqua Fresca is a drink made popular in Mexico, "aqua fresca" meaning fresh water. Often served by roadside vendors all over the country, is a terrific thirst quencher!
1/2 seedless watermelon
juice of 4 limes, plus slices to serve
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 cup mint leaves, plus sprigs to garnish
ice cubes
1L sparkling water
* Peel the watermelon and cut into pieces. In batches, place watermelon in blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, then add lime juice, sugar and mint. Stir to dissolve the sugar. 
* Pass the mixture through sieve, pressing down on the solids.
* Pour watermelon juice into a large jug of ice, add lime slices and mint sprigs the top with sparkling water.

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