At the Martha Stewart Bloggers' Night Out, I enjoyed the most refreshing beverage I've ever tasted. Here's a picture of me drinking it:
I was kind of overwhelmed at the party, mostly due to the vast number of people milling around the small space, so I didn't manage to catch the name or recipe of this delectible drink. I knew it was honeydew and I thought I remembered the word "agua," but otherwise, it was lost. Imagine my delight when the front page of my local newspaper featured this very recipe this week!
This drink can be made with honeydew or cantaloupe. It's what I like to call a "mocktail," or a cocktail without the booze. You can bet this will be on the table next time we have friends over for dinner.
HONEYDEW AGUA FRESCA
- 14 cups cubed melon (honeydew or cantaloupe, or a mixture of both)
- 1/3 cup superfine sugar
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups fresh raspberries (for garnish)
In food processor or blender, puree 14cups of cubed melon (in batches, obviously!) until smooth. Pour through a strainer into a large pitcher. You should end up with about 4 cups of melon juice.
In a small bowl, combine sugar and lime juice. Stir until sugar dissolves. Add lime mixture and 4 cups water to melon juice and mix well. Adjust sweetness with more sugar if desired. Mixture can be refrigerated for up ot two days. To serve, add lots of ice and fresh raspberries for garnish.