Thursday, August 26, 2010

Agua de Sandia

Nothing says summer to me like a big slice of watermelon.  It's cool, refreshing and delicious.  Hubby and the kiddies love to eat it with salt, lime and hot sauce.  But I prefer a tall glass of sweet Agua de Sandia.  It's perfect for those hot, summer days.

Agua de Sandia

Ingredients:
3 to 4 cups watermelon, cut in large chunks
4 cups water
1/2 to 2/3 cup sugar

Directions:
Fill a blender cup with watermelon.  Add the 4 cups of water.  Puree until smooth.



Strain the pureed mixture into a 2 quart pitcher.



Add enough water to fill the pitcher.  Sweeten with sugar.  (I used 1/2 cup, but you could use more or less.)




Serve with lots of ice or refrigerate until ready to serve.
 

Enjoy!!!

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11 comments:

  1. I made a quick version last week to help with the heat and boy did it help ... hot sauce on watermelon?

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  2. At my house, we do Tajin, lime, and chamoy on watermelon. It's delicious!

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  3. great idea! we are going through at least 1 melon per week and it is getting boring. This is a good alternative.

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  4. This looks very refreshing, I have half of a watermelon in the fridge, let me go do some "agua de sandia".

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Hola from Dominican Republic,

    Mari

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  5. Ah yes, my hubby likes to make this every summer. Delicious, especially if you add a little squeeze of limon. I have to add that to all my refreshing drinks. I'm glad to have found your blog today. Since my husband was born and raised in Acapulco, Mexico, a large part of our meals are homemade Mexican. :)
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Maureen

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  6. =) SO, I just tried this, and was super pleased how it turned out! Thanks for the inspiration! and easy to follow directions w/ pics
    http://vidagarcia.blogspot.com/2010/08/agua-de-sandia.html

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  7. This sounds really good, too!

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  8.  Mmm...I've always wondered how this was made.  I can't wait to try it!  I'm posting a link on my FB Fan page!

    Jenn

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  9. I really enjoy your blog!! I was mentioning to my co-worker that one of things I miss most about Mexico are delicious aguas frescas!! Yum.

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  10. yum! this was delicious! and now I have the technique to make all kinds of aguas frescas. thanks!

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