Melon Agua Fresca

Melon Agua Fresca
Recipe Type: Drink
This is an easy way to use up those halves of melons that seem to lurk in the ‘fridge. It’s also a delicious, healthy and easy alternative to sugar-laden fruit juices, sure to delight adults as well as children.
  • Melon (Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Honeydew; one or a mix will work)
  • Freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Sugar
  • Fresh Herbs (use your imagination: basil, Thai basil, lemon verbena, mint, peppermint, sorrel, even very small amounts of strong-flavored herbs such as parsley, rosemary and oregano, if you like them!).
  1. Cut the rind from the melon, cut the interiors into chunks and process the fruit in a blender until liquefied.
  2. Add the lime juice and sugar to taste (for instance, you might use the juice of one lime and one tablespoon of sugar per half cantaloupe).
  3. Next, add your herbs; you’ll have to do this to taste as well. Basil, mint and lemon verbena leaves make a delightful addition; use one alone or several together.
  4. Blend with the melon juice until the fresh herbs are reduced to smallish specks in the blender. If the juice is too thick add water, then chill, stir, and serve.