I am so glad it's summer! Warm weather, eating outside, seasonal fruits and vegetables, my list could go on. Let's not forget we are now allowed to wear white pants. Yes, I still think that's a thing!
This weekend we picked up a watermelon and today I found myself wanting to do more with it than continue to cut it into triangles. While I love watermelon and feta salads, I knew this watermelon needed to become agua fresca. It's warm here in Virginia and in typical form the weather turns warm one day and there's no going back. I don't foresee anymore 50 degree weather days. Summer is here.
This drink is super simple and very refreshing. Kids will love it so it's a great fun option for them come 4th of July. I'm so glad we're even talking about that holiday already! I guess I much prefer summer foods over all things fall and winter comfort food so get ready to see a bit more from me around here soon!
Ingredients You'll Need
8 cups cubed watermelon
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice from 2-3 limes
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
mint leaves, optional
more limes for garnish
Blender + mesh seive also needed!
To start make your simple syrup by combining the sugar and water in a saucepan. Place on medium high heat and stir frequently, combining until the sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat and place it aside.
Cube your watermelon and place it in a blender with the lime juice and slightly cooled simple syrup. Blend until everything is combined.
Pour the liquid over a mesh seive into a pitcher, using a spoon to help the liquid go through but avoiding the pulp. Place in the fridge and allow it to cool for several hours before serving or pour over ice if you're in a hurry!
We drank ours with some muddled mint and fresh lime juice. I'm tempted to turn these into popsicles too if the juice sticks around tomorrow! I guess that's to be determined. Until then, I hope you turn your next watermelon into this- and if you do be sure to tag me on social media and use #lbsgoodspoon so I can see! Enjoy!