Yesterday it was 93 degrees and about 80 percent humidity in North Carolina. Today and for the rest of the week, the temperature will climb toward 97 degrees. Staying hydrated is really important. I am calling up the Oaxaca gods of food and drink. They know what to offer when the heat becomes unbearable: Agua Fresca de Sandia or Watermelon Juice Drink.
Here is the recipe:
- Equipment: a blender!
- 4 cups cubed watermelon flesh
- 1/4 cup organic Turbinado raw cane sugar
- 1 cup water
- juice of two limes
- ice cubes
Dissolve the sugar in the water. You can do this by heating the water in a measuring cup in the microwave until warm, then add the sugar and stir. Add ice cubes (6-8) until the water chills.
Put the watermelon cubes into the blender. Add the sugar-water and lime juice. Add ice cubes and blend. The more ice cubes you add the more you will create a “frozen” drink like a slushy. Taste. If you want a stronger watermelon flavor, add more. And, if you want a Watermelon Margarita, just add tequila!
This drink, with or without the liquor, is a great thirst quencher and very easy.
I’m sorry I don’t have photos. I drank it all before I thought of writing this post 🙂