Farmers Market Aguas Frescas

from thekitchn, serves 4

Watermelon Lime


2 pounds seedless watermelon (1/8th of a good-size watermelon)
1 cup cold water
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 tablespoon simple syrup or agave nectar

Honeydew (or cantaloupe) Basil


1 honeydew
2 cups cold water
4 teaspoons lime juice
2 tablespoons basil-infused simple syrup or agave nectar


For the simple syrup: Mix 1/4 cup water with 1/4 cup sugar. Bring to boil over medium-low heat and simmer, without stirring, until all sugar is dissolved (about three minutes). Remove from heat, add 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs. Let steep for 15 minutes until flavor has infused the syrup.

Blend all ingredients, adjusting sweetness as needed. Strain through a mesh strainer or cheesecloth. For some extra party, add a shot of vodka. Serve over ice.

Posted on June 17, 2015 .