Honeydew and Raspberry Agua Fresca

Honeydew and Raspberry Agua Fresca - perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

Have you ever had agua fresca? It’s pretty much the best thing ever.

Honeydew and Raspberry Agua Fresca - perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

Agua fresca is an incredibly refreshing combination of fruit and water. I decided to use ripe honeydew melon and fresh raspberries for this version, and I’m really happy with how it turned out!

Honeydew and Raspberry Agua Fresca - perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

It’s as simple as blending up some fruit, straining it, and adding it to some sugar, water, and lime juice. I know once you try this you’ll start making it all the time!

Honeydew and Raspberry Agua Fresca - perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

Serve over ice with your garnish of choice – the red raspberries really brighten this up, so I decided to leave them whole. You could toss them in the blender along with the melon if you wanted to really incorporate the two flavors. However, I think it might not turn out as pretty and green as this one does.

Honeydew and Raspberry Agua Fresca - perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

Whip up a batch for Cinco de Mayo, or make it part of your routine to make a pitcher on Sunday and drink it throughout the week!

Here’s Your Recipe!

Honeydew and Raspberry Agua Fresca
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 (5 lb) ripe honeydew melon
  • ½ cup baking sugar (also called "superfine" or "ultrafine")
  • 5 limes, juiced
  • 1 cup raspberries (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Cut the melon in half, remove seeds with a spoon, then cut flesh from peel and cut into chunks. Place half of the melon in a large blender and process until liquefied. Pour the liquefied melon into a fine mesh sieve set over a large bowl.
  2. Use a spatula to press the melon into the sieve, allowing the juice to squeeze through into the bowl. Occasionally scrape the flesh off of the sieve to allow more juice to transfer to the bowl. Repeat with remaining melon.
  3. Transfer melon juice to a large pitcher and add four cups of water.
  4. Combine lime juice and sugar in a small bowl, then stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour the lime-sugar mixture into the pitcher and stir well. Serve over ice, garnished with raspberries.

Comments

  1. Crystal Nell says

    Sounds so refreshing. I’m trying to get away from Diet Cherry Dr. Peppers and drink more water. This will perfect on those hot summer Texas days. Thanks for the recipe!!

    • says

      Thanks, Crystal! I gave up soda for my 2014 resolution – it was hard for the first few weeks, but now I don’t miss it at all. I love having tasty substitutes like Agua Fresca!

Speak Your Mind