One of the best parts of summer is being able to enjoy the sweet taste of watermelon all season long. This Watermelon Aguas Frescas from Handmade Mood sounds just delicious and would make a perfect and oh so refreshing summer wedding signature drink, whether served non-alcoholic or with a splash of vodka or tequila.
Watermelon Aguas Frescas
3 cups chopped watermelon
1 1/2ish cups cold water
1/2 cup (or so) warm water
2 Tbsp. honey
juice of half a lemon (or lime)
Extract the juice from the watermelon, and separate it from the pulp. You can either a) plop it into a blender and give it a whirl, then strain or b) use a potato masher to smash it in a bowl and then strain because you don’t want to get the blender out and then have to clean it.
In a pitcher large enough to hold all the liquid, combine the watermelon juice (there should be quite a lot!) with 1 cup of water. Taste. Decide that it could use another cup of water, then another half cup. Because it just tastes good.
Stir the honey into the really warm water so that it becomes basically a honey-simple syrup and then combine with the water and juice. Taste. Add more if you want.
Stir in lemon or lime juice (or not because it’s just so good all by itself).
Enjoy over ice. With some mint, or lemon slices, or watermelon balls, or vodka, or split half and half with lemonade, or use it to make a margarita.