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Watermelon Agua Fresca

Spiked or not, this is summertime in a glass

If you wander the streets of Mexico or even have strolled by a taqueria or taco truck in the summer, you’ve no doubt seen rows of huge jars filled with a rainbow-colored collection of juices. Known as “agua frescas” or “fresh waters,” these juices express the tastiest, best-of-the-season fruit in their purest form, simply pureed and sometimes (if needed) lightly sweetened. In this easy recipe, Kathy makes fresh watermelon juice without a juicer by tossing chunks of sweet, seedless watermelon into a blender with a drizzle of agave syrup (or sugar, if you must) and a squeeze of lime juice. Poured over ice (or watermelon ice cubes), this is the quintessential summer refresher. Keep it non-alcoholic or, if you’re like us, turn it into a patio-worthy cocktail for the grownups by topping it with sparkling wine or adding a shot of vodka or tequila.


Kathy Goldman from Playin with my Food

Cooking connects us to the earth, people, and cultures. It should be a joyful activity rather than a chore.

Kathy is the blogger, recipe developer, and writer behind the food blog Playin with my Food where she shares her eclectic, experimental, and delicious recipes with us. Growing up in a Hungarian family, Kathy was surrounded by women who valued and took pride in making homemade meals from scratch. Now as the head of her own kitchen, Kathy uses creative meals to connect her family and friends to each other and the world around us. She focuses on using fresh, seasonal ingredients with flavors from around the world to create inspired recipes your family will love.

Head over to Playin with my Food and say hello to Kathy on Pinterest.


How to Make Watermelon Ice Cubes

With this tip, you can turn chunks of watermelon into "ice cubes" that keep juices, cocktails, and punch cold during the summer without watering them down.

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