Honeydew Mint Agua Fresca

I love making beautiful food – but one of the downsides is that you sometimes have leftover “scraps”. When I made these Melon, Mozzarella and Prosciutto Skewers I had beautiful melon balls …. and a lot of leftover melon pieces  that were too small even  for snacking.

Ever had this problem with fruit or had fruit that was a little under or over ripe? If so this post is for you… make Agua Fresca!

Agua Fresca, in case you weren’t aware, is a fruit drink popular in Mexico and South America. It is basically pureed fruit with a little water and sugar added to make a refreshing drink and it’s a perfect way to use up those “scraps” or to use fruit that is just a little over or under ripe.

You can use just about any fruit or combine a couple of different ones – the possibilities are endless and the result? Gorgeous, delicious and nutritious – so what are you waiting for???

 

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Honey Mint Agua Fresca

(serves 4 -6)

  • 4 – 6 cups honeydew melon pieces
  • 1 cup water
  • juice of two limes
  • Mint Syrup

Mint Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped

Directions:

To make mint syrup:

  1. In a medium saucepan combine the water, sugar and mint. Stir to dissolve sugar. Bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat. Turn off the heat and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain into a small jar. Mint syrup will last for two weeks in the refrigerator.

For Agua Fresca:

  1. Puree fruit in a blender. Strain through a sieve.
  2. Combine strained juice with water and lime juice. Add mint syrup to taste.

 

 

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Comments

    • says

      Hi Sylvie!!
      I made a batch of mint syrup last summer and was surprised how much I used it – in lemonade, agua frescas and on fruit as well!

  1. says

    This is such a happy little summer drink. I could have used a couple of these while sitting around the pool today! Beautiful color.

  2. says

    Hi Nancy –

    Wonderful tip!!! As we get farther and farther into summer, I’ll bet there will be PLENTY of opportunities to use up “scraps” of fruit for agua fresca.

    Hope you’re having a great summer!

    [K]

  3. says

    Great idea. The combination of melon and mint is perfect for these hot summer days. I’ll try it with some leftover watermelon I have in the fridge.

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