What is your favorite drink to enjoy during the summer? Is it a beer? A glass of sangria? A glass of icy cold lemonade? Well, I love it all. I had such a hard time picking a drink to share for this week’s “Summer Time Favorites” themed Thirsty Thursday post. I wanted to share something that I find really refreshing and is simple to prepare because you don’t want to be stuck inside making a drink, you want to be outside enjoying it!
Watermelon Agua Fresca is a perfect summer time drink. I can’t get enough of it at this point. I’m really missing beer, chilled white wines, and sangria now but this Watermelon Agua Fresca is really hitting the spot right now.
I keep buying watermelons like they are going out of style. I don’t think I’ve ever eating so much watermelon in my life this summer. And now I’m drinking it. It’s just hard to resist it since it is at its peak freshness for such a short period of time.
Oh, and on the plus side I don’t have a watermelon sized bump… yet.
Watermelon Agua Fresca
- 5 cups fresh, seedless watermelon, cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 T. sugar or agave, or to taste (optional)
- Juice of 2 fresh limes or to taste
- Lime slices, for garnish
Optional add-ons: fresh mint or basil, sparkling water, champagne, or vodka
- Puree together the watermelon, water, sugar, and lime juice in a blender.
- Pour into glasses and garnish with lime slices.