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Watermelon Agua Fresca

Created by The Culinary Institute of America as an industry Service to the Watermelon Board.

  • 8 cups watermelon, seeded, cut into large chunks, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 4 cups club soda or seltzer water, chilled
  • lime slices as needed
  • watermelon, small wedges, sliced as needed

1. Place the watermelon, water, and sugar in a blender, and purée. Poor through a coarse strainer into a large container.
2. Stir in the lime juice, and refrigerate until well chilled, about 4 hours.
3. To serve, stir in the seltzer water and watermelon cubes, and garnish with lime slices and watermelon wedges.

Note: This Watermelon Agua Fresca is delicious on its own and also pairs well with either rum or tequila to make a tasty watermelon cocktail.


Makes 2 quarts

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