Enjoy this watermelon agua fresca anytime you want a cool refreshing drink. Agua fresca translates as “fresh Water.” In Spanish this drink would be called agua de sandia, or you guessed it, “watermelon water.” Any time you see a drink is called “agua de…” it is a type of agua fresca. “Agua de piña” (pineapple), “agua de pepino” (cucumber), “agua de melon” (cantaloupe). You get the idea :)
- ⅛ medium watermelon. To portion the watermelon, cut it in half lengthwise and then cut one of the quarters in half. Use 1 of the small pieces to prepare this drink.
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ gallon water
- 8 mint or spearmint leaves
Cut the watermelon into chunks and remove all the seeds.
Place the cut-up watermelon in the blender with 2 cups water and blend until smooth. (about 30 seconds)
Pour the blended watermelon into a ½ gallon pitcher and add the cup of sugar.
Stir vigorously until the sugar has dissolved.
Serve lightly chilled or over ice.
Garnish each glass with a mint leaf.