Watermelon agua fresca

Yield: 1 quart

Measure Ingredient
2⅔ cup watermelon, seeded, peeled,
4 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 cups water

: -coarsely chopped

Choose *ripe* fruit. In a blender, smoothly puree measured fruit pulp and juice (a portion at a time, if needed) with sugar and lime juice. Add flavored fruit mixture to water, then rub through a fine strainer into a large jar or pitcher; discard pulp. If made ahead, cover and chill up to one week. As a decorative touch, add slices or chunks of matching fruit just before serving. Pour the agua fresca over ice cubes into tall glasses.

Makes 1 qt

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