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“Watermelon Agua Fresca & A New Pea”

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 8 servings


  • 8 cups cubed seeded watermelon about 6 pounds with the rind
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave or honey optional
  • Lime slices for garnish (optional)
  • Mint leaves for garnish, or your other favorite herb
  • Crushed ice to serve


  • Cut the watermelon flesh from the rind into cubes.
  • In a blender, process half the watermelon pieces with 1/2 cup of water until smooth.
  • Pour through a strainer into a pitcher, using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to press the liquid through the pulp and seeds. Repeat this process with the remaining melon and water.
  • 4. Stir in the lime juice and optional agave or honey. Muddle some mint into the bottom of a glass along with some ice, and pour the liquid into the glass. Garnish with lime slices and mint.