Watermelon Basil Aguas Frescas

Watermelon Basil Aguas Frescas

Living in California, I have the great privilege of having delicious and authentic Mexican food at my fingertips. Dishes that celebrate the complex flavors of spices, chilies, bright herbs and sauces. L-O-V-E it!

To wash all the goodness down, I usually gravitate towards a well crafted margarita or cerveza. However, when I’m looking for something non-alcoholic to go along with my fav Mexican dishes, I opt for Aguas Frescas. Light, refreshing and a perfect compliment to the spices and heat.

Watermelon Basil Aguas Frescas

My favorite type of Aguas Frescas is Tamarindo (tamarind) but with all the beautiful watermelon in season, I thought it would make a great alternative. I also threw in some fresh basil leaves to add a layer of herbaceous flavor and it was wonderful!

Super Easy. Super Refreshing. And Super Delicioso!

And with that—Have a Great Weekend, Friends!

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Watermelon Basil Aguas Frescas

Ingredients:

8 Cups Fresh Watermelon, roughly chopped
6-8 Large Basil Leaves
1 Cup Chilled Water
1/4 Lime Juice
Simple Syrup (optional)

In a blender, add watermelon, basil, water and lime juice. Blend until smooth. If additional sweetness is needed, add simple syrup 1 tablespoon at a time. Pour liquid through a sieve to strain. Serve chilled.

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6 thoughts on “Watermelon Basil Aguas Frescas

  1. An excellent summer refreshing drink. Inspired me to grab a melon at the farmers market today and make some! I used some ice instead of the chilled water… thinking it would chill the drink down a little more. No sugar needed … the watermelon was certainly sweet enough on it’s own! Thanks for posting!

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