Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Water Melon Agua Fresca

I got this huge watermelon home the other day. We cut it open, gushed over how bright and red it looked, took the first bite and gushed again, but this time about how sweet it is. Then reality about most of it may go waste hit us. It would be a shame to waste such goodness, I knew! I looked online for recipes with watermelon. Wow! From a couple of ideas in my head to what variety I was received with. Drunk watermelon (infusing watermelon with liquor) to salsa , the works!

Watermelon Agua Fresca with ginger

Another instance which made me realize how I was hooked to the net: Last night we had a power outage, and it was only reset this noon. This morning without internet I realized how a fish might feel out of water. I have to agree without the internet connection I am clueless as to occupy myself for the most part. I read some of ‘water for elephants’ it’s a good book and kept me engaged but as soon as the power came on I set about getting the internet ready and had to google a thousand things. I was behaving like a wife meeting her husband back from the war.

Water Melon

Okay exaggerations aside, don’t we all love the net? You will love this watermelon agua fresco as much too. It’s a popular Mexican drink and inspired by recipe from bon apetit I added some ginger too. Delicious!

Watermelon Agua fresca

Ingredients:
Watermelon – 1/8th
Sugar/Honey – to taste
Ginger – ¼ tspn grated
Lime 1/2

Method:
Blend the water melon, 1/4 cup water, ginger and lime and sieve. Serve it over ice and garnish with lime and mint.

  Agua fresca in Spanish means fresh water. This drink was popularized in Mexico.  The drink should be light and hence strained to give that watery feel when you drink it yet infused with the flavor of watermelon. 

  For  me, just the addition of lime and ginger gave this drink a great feel and I would drink it even if it is not strained and enjoy it too.  

Watermelon agua fresca with ginger

33 comments:

  1. omg sunitha..i made myself a glass just 2 days back and the pics dint come out as awesome as urs but i still think il post it. :)
    And ditto about the internet..for me i don even mind if the husband is not at home, but i need the internet :)

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  2. Very beautiful clicks....refreshing drink....

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  3. Awesome drink, can have it anytime, truly very refreshing and gorgeous..

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  4. Very refreshing..A perfect cooler for the warmest season..Love the vibrant color and the clicks are awesome

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  5. I think I'm gonna make myself some of this.

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  6. Super refrishing and beautiful...

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  7. Very beautiful clicks....refreshing drink....

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  8. Refreshing and colorful drink.. The watermelon looks gorgeous..

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  9. Lovely color and seems to be a very refreshing drink. Great preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. One glass for me please :) Awsm clicks and so red .. my fav color !!
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  11. Yum n refreshing ....lovely pics

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  12. What a refreshing drink and a lovely presentation.

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  13. Very colourful presentation :) The colour is so soothing and pleasing to the eyes... That is one drink to beat the heat..:)
    Reva

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  14. Awesome clicks ....Loved the combination of ginger n honey with water melon

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  15. what a refreshing drink..love the color and the presentation..just AWESOME!!

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  16. Refreshing and healthy one.. looks simply amazing.. love it !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  17. wat a lovely presentation of such a simple drink....as for the internet...i just can't survive without it either...the last 2weeks i spent without it was horrible...i haven't read this book...didn't see the movie either...will catch up on one this wknd for sure...:)

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  18. Looks absolutely perfect and delicious.. awesome clicks !!

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  19. Colourful and refreshing drink.. Love the flavour of ginger and that tempts me to try this out...

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  20. Refreshing drink and beautiful pic dear

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  21. Wow refreshing drink and beautiful clicks

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  22. i go completely crazy without internet! and drink just fantastic watermelon are just in our markets i'm hitting it continuously can't wait to try and with some ginger sounds refreshing!

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  23. Woww.. thats the perfect drink i would want to beat this summer :) slurp!!

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  24. excellent pics...refreshing treat....i love the name..

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  25. what a perfect summery drink which I just adore!

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  26. my fav mocktail.....love th ecolor

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