Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Water Melon Agua Fresca
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.
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 – 1/8th
Sugar/Honey – to taste
Ginger – ¼ tspn grated
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.