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Monday, 11 July 2016

WATERMELON AND STRAWBERRY AGUA FRESCA (Agua fresca de fraises et pastèque)

WATERMELON AND STRAWBERRY AGUA FRESCA
(Agua fresca de fraises et pastèque)


Do you know this very fresh Mexican mocktail ? It was very fashionable last year in any beach restaurants I went to in the south of France. Very refreshing, it was perfect as a lovely drink when you are not necessarily looking for something with alcohol at midday considering that the sun is already hitting your head...! I have tried to recreate the strawberries and watermelon mocktail I use to have nearly every day... There is absolutely no alcohol in this agua fresca so you can go for it without any moderation at all... ;)

Amuse-bouche idea : click here 





WATERMELON AND STRAWBERRY AGUA FRESCA
A quick glance in your kitchen...


In your fridge
Watermelon
Sparkling water
Fresh mint leaves
Limes
Strawberries

In your cupboard
Caster sugar

In your freezer
Ice


WATERMELON AND STRAWBERRY AGUA FRESCA
Serves 4-6

Half a seedless watermelon
1 litre 35,19 fl oz of sparkling water
1 generous handful of fresh mint leaves
50g 1,7 oz of caster sugar
The juice of 2 limes
250g 8,81 oz of strawberries cut in half
Ice

In a blender, puree the watermelon with the strawberries, mint leaves and sugar.
Add the water and the lime juice.
Serve with plenty of ice.


Agua fresca de fraises et pastèque

Pour 4-6 personnes
1 demi-pastèque épépinée
1 litre d'eau pétillante
Une poignée généreuse de feuilles de menthe
50g de sucre en poudre
Le jus de 2 citrons verts
250g de fraises nettoyées et coupées en deux
Glaçons

Mixer la chair de la pastèque avec les fraises, les feuilles de menthe et le sucre.
Ajouter l'eau et le jus des citron.
Servir avec des glaçons.

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