Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca

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Ingredients

  • 1 4 pound seedless watermelon, cubed (approximately 7 cups)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater
  • Mint for garnish
  • Gin or Vodka (optional)

Preparation Instructions

  1. Place watermelon cubes in a blender container and blend until mixture is smooth. Place in a clean jar and refrigerate until cold.
  2. Combine the sugar and water in a 1 quart saucepan. Bring to a boil stirring only once to combine the sugar and water.
  3. When mixture is clear remove from heat. Stir in rosewater and place syrup in a clean jar and refrigerate until needed.
  4. To make a drink, re-stir watermelon puree and pour 1 cup of puree into a 12 ounce glass.
  5. Add 4-5 Tablespoons of syrup, depending on sweetness of melon, and stir well.
  6. Add ice cubes and an optional jigger of gin or vodka.
  7. Garnish with mint and serve with a straw.

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