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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Happy Hour: Watermelon Agua Fresca Spiked with Vodka


Agua fresca is spanish for "fresh water".  It's usually a combination of fruit, sugar and water blended together to make a refreshing summertime beverage.



This version has watermelon, sugar and lime juice blended with vodka to make a tasty summer cocktail. 



For this tasty treat, peel and dice half a small, seedless watermelon.  You should have about 4 cup of fruit.


Place the watermelon in a blender.  Add about 1/4 cup of water and a tablespoon of sugar.


Purée the mixture in a blender, then add the lime juice.


Strain the juice in a fine mesh strainer.


Press it through and discarding any solids.  Refrigerate the liquid.


To make a cocktail, pour a shot of vodka over ice in a tall glass.


Add the watermelon agua fresca to fill the glass about 3/4 full.  


Top the drink with club soda or sparkling water and garnish with a lime slice.

The refreshing taste of watermelon in a cocktail.  You can't beat that on a hot day.  Cheers!  




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