Honeydew Mint Agua Fresca

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By Nancy Buchanan

33 comments

20/6/2011

by Nancy Buchanan on June 20, 2011

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 piecesĀ  that were too small evenĀ  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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Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] June 20, 2011 at 8:15 am

This drink looks so fresh!

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Georgia Pellegrini June 20, 2011 at 9:08 am

This looks amazing, I’m definitely adding it to my summer drink list.

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marla June 20, 2011 at 9:58 am

Nancy this is such a beautiful drink for summer. Gorgeous photo too, love that green color.

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the urban baker June 20, 2011 at 9:59 am

I am so into “portion control” at this very moment. This needs to be a staple in my fridge this week. Looks so refreshing!

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Nancy June 20, 2011 at 10:05 am

That completely makes two of us!!! With 5 parties this week it’s gonna be challenging though!!!

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Lucy Lean June 20, 2011 at 10:06 am

How delicious – and anything Minty has a thumbs up in our house! Could you add booze to this for a little extra something!?!!

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Nancy June 20, 2011 at 8:48 pm

I definitely think a little booze would be fabulous!!

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cathy/ShowFoodChef June 20, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Great idea and so perfect for summer. Liking Lucy’s idea of adding “liquor” too, for a party.

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Nancy June 20, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Me too!!

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Kate @ Savour Fare June 20, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I love the honeydew and mint — so refreshing! And such a refreshing color, too. All it needs is a smidgen of gin.

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Nancy June 20, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Gin, vodka, tequila, rum.. the possibilities are truly endless!!

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Amanda June 20, 2011 at 1:49 pm

And *I* love it when you make beautiful food. Gorgeous pic and recipe as always. :)

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Nancy June 20, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Awwww… thank you Amanda!!! Although my baking creations can’t hold a candle to yours!!!

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Kristen June 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm

This looks sooooo refreshing! Love these beautiful pics.

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Nancy June 20, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Thanks Kristen!!! Had some this afternoon after my walk… definitely refreshing!

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Maria June 20, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Refreshing and beautiful!

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Nancy June 20, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Thanks Maria!

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen June 21, 2011 at 4:23 am

What a refreshing drink! And I think I’ll be making a large batch of mint syrup to add to all my summer drinks.

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Nancy June 21, 2011 at 8:56 am

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!

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Divya Yadava June 21, 2011 at 10:43 am

I love the pictures, they are so vibrant – I can almost taste the drink!

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Nancy June 24, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Thanks Divya!! Wish I could send some through the monitor to everyone!

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Cheri June 21, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Mmmmm – i love aqua fresca’s. Will have to try this one soon! Beautiful photo!

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Nancy June 24, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Thank you!! The honeydew and minto combo is pretty tasty if I say so myself!

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Lori June 21, 2011 at 8:49 pm

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

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Nancy June 24, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Darn… wished we lived closer so I could have delivered some to you!!

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Lentil Breakdown June 22, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Ok, your photos are starting to scare me they’re so good (scary good). Maybe it’s time to go pro!

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Nancy June 24, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Awww… now that totally made my day!!! I would love nothing better!!!

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Magic of Spice June 23, 2011 at 11:44 am

What a lovely way to use up those extra pieces of fruit :)

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Nancy June 24, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Thanks!! This has been a big hit with the teenagers!

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sippitysup June 26, 2011 at 9:05 am

Such a sophisticated way to keep cool. GREG

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Kim June 27, 2011 at 8:10 pm

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]

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Nancy June 29, 2011 at 9:15 am

All is good but just crazy/busy! I think I need a few “doctored” agua frescas!

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Jen July 6, 2011 at 6:24 pm

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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