Hello! I was in charge of making some ‘fruit waters’ for my brother’s party yesterday. In Spanish they’re called Agua Frescas or ‘fresh water’. It’s super easy to make so I prepared two kinds = watermelon and pineapple.
You know I love watermelon so that was an obvious choice, but they are in season right now = they are cheap and super sweet. Perfect for a refreshing, delicious drink!
Most of the fruit water recipes online are small batches. That’s not how we roll at our Mexican fiestas. I had to make a HUGE amount. My dad bought those big containers from the market specially for the cause. So, my version makes a lot more than all those other recipes. It’s for the best.
Agua de Sandia Recipe –(Watermelon Water)
- 2 large ripe watermelons
- Water & Ice – a lot (that is a scientific measurement)
- 1/2 to 1 cup sugar (use less and add as needed)
Directions: Chop watermelon into big chunks. Fill a blender with watermelon and a cup of water. Blend thoroughly. Strain watermelon juice/water through mesh strainer. Discard (or save) pulp. Pour juice into container. Repeat until all watermelon has been blended. Pour over ice. Enjoy!
You can do this with strawberries, pineapple, lime, melon…
*I used 2 whole watermelons and just about 1/2 cup of sugar for the whole container. The watermelons were so ripe it didn’t need it.
The point is to get a fruit water that is not pulpy or thick and doesn’t separate, so try to strain it well.