Watermelon-Strawberry Agua Fresca

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  • Servings: Makes 8 drinks

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  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 mint sprigs, plus more for garnish
  • One 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon cubes
  • 2 cups hulled strawberries
  • Ice and chilled sparkling water, for serving

How to make this recipe

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water with the sugar. Simmer over moderate heat until the sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Add the 2 mint sprigs, ginger and salt and let stand for 10 minutes.

  2. Strain the syrup into a blender. Add the watermelon and strawberries and puree until smooth.

  3. Fill 8 glasses with ice. Pour the agua fresca into the glasses and top off with sparkling water. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve.

Contributed By Photo © Antonis Achilleos Published July 2010

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