6/7/13

Perfect Summer Drink: Watermelon, Strawberry & Mint Aqua Fresca


It it hot and humid where you are? Or are you just looking for a fun non alcoholic summer drink? Either way, you are not going to regret making this Watermelon, Strawberry & Mint Aqua Fresca.

I made this drink after purchasing Marcella Kriebel's Comida Latina.  The book is nothing like I've ever seen before: each recipe is illustrated and there are pages filled with helpful tips, definitions, and even Spanish names for everyday cookware equipment.

Last week I actually took a watercolor class taught by Marcella!! It was so much fun ;)


Two of the recipes in the book that looked especially refreshing were the Aqua Fresca and the Paletas. I decided to combine the flavors from these two recipes to make my own Aqua Fresca.


Watermelon, Strawberry & Mint Aqua Fresca

Ingredients
1 part watermelon
1 part strawberries
fresh mint
2 parts water


Directions

1. Add everything to a blender and puree till perfectly smooth.



2. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve and refrigerate the clear liquid for at least 30 minutes.


3. Pour the Watermelon, Strawberry & Mint Aqua Fresca into glasses, add a straw and a strawberry as fun decorations and drink!!


I'm looking forward to experimenting with different fruit combinations to make other varieties of aqua fresca!


Two questions for you:
1) What's the latest cookbook you've purchased?
2) What's your favorite flavor of aqua fresca?

4 comments:

Megan said...

That book looks so fun! And the agua fresca would be perfect for the humid weather we've been having. The latest cookbook I purchased was the Meatball Shop Cookbook. And I need to try more agua frescas before I can name a favorite flavor. :)

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

oooh, meatballs!!!!!

foodie said...

This looks so yummy and refreshing. Would love for you to share them with us at foodieportal.com. Over at foodieportal.com we are not photography expert snobs, we are just foodies, so pretty much all your pictures will get accepted.

Arugula Files said...

I love the big photos. Next: use a tripod.
I loved this class. What an amazng book. I need to write a post too!