Watermelon Agua Fresca

April 14, 2014





Fresh fruit drinks are very popular all over Mexico and are served from large barrel-shaped glass containers. Agua Fresca or Aguas de Frutas - literally translated in Spanish as "fresh water" or "fruit waters." In India, this delicious watermelonis called (Tarbooj) and the drink is referred to as Tarbooj Ka Sharbat.


This wonderful Watermelon Agua Fresca drink is a very light-bodied and very refreshing fruit drinks combined with sweetener (traditionally sugar) and water. A very refreshing and cooling summer drink and a refreshing alternative to iced tea or lemonade.




Ingredients
2 cups cold water
2 cups watermelon (rind removed), seeded and chopped
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
Juice of 1/2 lime (1 tablespoon)
Ice cubes or crushed ice (optional)




Method
Cut the watermelon into roughly 1-inch cubes.
In a blender, combine watermelon, sugar, and lime juice until smooth. Pour mixture through a strainer into a pitcher, forcing through most of the pulp. Chill at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve with or without ice cubes.

NOTE: The amount of sweetener needed will vary depending on the sweetness of the fruit you are using. Some may not require any at all. Sugar substitutes may be used to reduce calories further.

Traditionally an authentic aqua frescas are made without blenders and done by simply mashing the fruit with a fork or masher before adding the water and sweetener.





Labels: Juices, Continental Cuisine, Healthy, Vegan 

You might want to look at 
Watermelon Granita


sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

No comments:

Post a Comment