Watermelon and Honeydew Aguas Frescas
Agua frescas, or “fresh waters,” are light, cooling fruit drinks so magically refreshing it’s clear why they’re the unofficial thirst-quencher of Latin America.
In their purest form, agua frescas are simply blended fruit, water, and a little lime – the essence of summer fruit, sipped through a straw. Adding an herb-infused simple syrup (and maybe a splash of vodka) opens a world of inventive flavor possibilities.
The key is to use the ripest fruit you can find. Taking my cue from the agua fresca vendors around New York this week, that meant watermelon and honeydew, with pineapple, mango and peach appearing later in the summer. Simply throw your fruit of choice in a blender with some water, sweeten to taste and serve. For the recipe, check out the full post on The Kitchn.