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This is what I found myself serving my husband who was “a little under the weather” all weekend…not your typical bedside “get-well thirst quencher” and, yes, I served him in a beautiful antique crystal water goblet! Anything for a sick husband. We enjoyed this fresh “fruit juice of the day” so much, when we had lunch (not once, but twice), at another new restaurant… The Saints Street Inn – located not far from our house. Isn’t that just perfect? Another great new restaurant that uses locally grown fresh products…and close to where we live! We were thrilled when it opened…
When we took our first sip, it immediately took us back to a time when we were on a beautiful warm beach in Belize and tasted this delicious drink for the first time. We ordered it every day that we were there! So, remembering this, I figured that this would cool him off and make him feel better…Of course! Agua Fresca is a Spanish term for “fresh water” and served all over Mexico (and Belize) from street vendors to upscale restaurants…Simple and delicious:
8 cups diced, peeled ripe watermelon
1 cup of water
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1. Put Watermelon in Blender or food processor and puree.
2. Stain into tall pitcher.
3. Add water, lime juice and sugar.
4. Chill for at least 1 hour. Serve it chilled or in a tall glass of crushed ice, topping with a slice of lime and a bit of mint.
You can use any fresh fruit that is in season…try cantelope, strawberries or honeydew. Did this work on making my husband feel better? Not for long, but at least I put a smile on his face for a few minutes!!