Howdy! I’m Debi from Life Currents! When Michaela from An Affair from the Heart asked me to guest post for her blog I was really excited. I love all the awesome recipes she shares, and she’s a super sweet girl. Besides that, we both share a love of Mexican food!
So, I knew I had to do a Mexican influenced recipe for her. We also share a love of cocktails. So, what could be better than a Watermelon Agua Fresca for her! Well, maybe a kid-friendly version and a spiked version! Perfect, a little Mexican influence, a little spiked!
This Watermelon Agua Fresca is a nice light refreshing summer drink. Make up a big batch and keep it in the fridge for those hot summer days when you don’t want to do anything except sit around. Or, take a pitcher to the next pool party you head off to. Your friends will love sipping this summer beverage poolside.
Then, after the kids get tired and head off to bed, you can spike it with a little white rum and triple sec. It’s still nice and light for the summer evenings. Maybe you’re relaxing on the porch with your favorite person sipping some Spiked Watermelon Agua Fresca. I love those long days of summer when the people we love are the most important things in our day. Ahhh.
Thanks, Michaela, for asking me to Guest Post for you. This was a great refreshing and relaxing share! I hope your summer is filled with happy people and fond memories!
- Watermelon Agua Fresca
- Makes 2 drinks
- 4 cups seedless watermelon, cut into 2-inch pieces (about 3 pounds)
- ½ cup cold water
- Juice of 1 freshly squeezed lime
- 1 tablespoon liquid sweetener of your choice, such as simple syrup, golden syrup, or honey
- Ice cubes, optional
- Watermelon or lime slices for garnish, optional
- For the SPIKED Version:
- 2 ½ ounces White Rum
- 1 ½ ounces Triple Sec
Cut the watermelon flesh from the rind, and place in a pitcher of a blender.
Puree all ingredients on high until smooth and frothy.
Pour Agua Fresca into ice-filled glasses and garnish with watermelon or lime slices.
For the SPIKED Version:
After Agua Fresca has been blended, transfer to a pitcher and stir in rum and Triple Sec.
Serve over ice garnished with watermelon and lime slices.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 828 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 127mg Carbohydrates: 186g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 159g Protein: 4g
I would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to Debi for doing this special guest post for me! I hope that you will take the time to go and visit her blog as well as her social networking sites.
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