Forget about sports drinks and sodas. When I need something cool and refreshing, I grab an agua fresca! A simple mixture of fruit puree, water, lime juice and a dash of sugar and you’ve got the perfect summertime drink.


10 cups cantaloupe (about 2 medium cantaloupes), cut into chunks

3 cups water

3 Tbsp fresh lime juice

5 Tbsp granulated sugar, more according to taste

ice, for serving

mint leaves, for garnish


In a blender, puree cantaloupe until smooth. Pour through a fine strainer (or cheesecloth) to separate the pulp*. You should end up with about 4 1/2 cups strained juice. Discard pulp, or freeze into ice cubes for your drink.

Pour liquid cantaloupe into a large pitcher. Add water and lime juice. Stir to comine. Sweetened with sugar according to taste. Keep chilled in the fridge until ready to serve.

Serve with cantaloupe chunks, plenty of ice, and a sprig of mint.


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