Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cucumber Melon Agua Fresca

Inspired by chef Mike Arnold at Viking Cooking School with my own twist :) Enjoy!

1 melon such as crenshaw or honeydew (peeled and cored)
2 cucumbers (peeled and cored)
1/4 cup sugar
1 lime
2-3 sprigs of fresh mint

Peel, core and slice into chunks 1 melon and 2 large cucumbers. I used a crenshaw melon because it came in my CSA box from Avalon Acres. If you have a juicer, run cucumbers and melon through juicer and collect juice in pitcher. If not, run melon and cucumbers through a blender and strain out the juice leaving behind the pulp of the fruit.

Fill the rest of the pitcher with cold water and ice. Add in about 1/4 cup of sugar. Squeeze in juice of 1 lime. Finally, tear up several fresh mint leaves and stir into agua fresca. Let it chill for a little bit then serve!

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