Watermelon-Mint Aqua Fresca

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Literally “fresh water,” aqua fresca is a water-based drink infused with fruit.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • ½ cup fresh whole mint leaves
  • 1 seedless watermelon (6 lbs.), cubed

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, bring sugar, 1 cup water, and mint to a boil over high heat. Stir to dissolve sugar.
  • Strain out mint and discard. Allow mixture to cool.
  • Place watermelon and sugar mixture in a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Strain through a wide wire mesh sieve into a pitcher. Stir in remaining water.