Image via WikipediaHubby and I have way to much watermelon from our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and so I made it into Agua Fresca (Fresh Water).
Aguas frescas have a long tradition in Mexico
and Latin America, where the "fresh waters" -- made with fresh fruit or
rice, tamarind pods or dried hibiscus flowers, sugar and water -- are
the perfect thirst-quencher for hot weather and sometimes-hotter
cuisine. In the pre-Columbian 15th century, the story goes, Aztec
farmers would paddle their canoes into Tenochtitlán (now Mexico City) with fresh fruit that they would mash and mix with water for a refreshing drink.
It was really easy to make. Juice up the Watermelon, add some water, sugar, lime and mint. Chill it for a while and then enjoy.
I like the idea of not drinking so many chemicals from sodas or other cool sweet drinks. I find my hubby is a lot clear headed from not drinking so much junk. He's a major aspartame junkie.