Recipe courtesy of Mark Bittman

Agua Fresca

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

1 large ripe cantaloupe or honeydew, seeded and diced; or 1 small watermelon, seeded and diced; or 1 pineapple, diced, or other fruit, similarly prepared

1/4 cup sugar, more or less, optional

Chopped fresh mint, optional

Juice of 1 lime

Directions

  1. Puree fruit in a blender, adding just enough water or water and ice to blend. Strain puree through a fine sieve if it is fibrous or seedy. Put puree in a pitcher, adding more water or water and ice to make a total of 8 cups. Stir in sugar and mint, if using, and lime juice to taste. Serve.

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