Fresh Melon Cooler
Agua de Melon
Makes about 1 quart
Recipe from Season 3 of Mexico - One Plate at a Time
4 cups (packed) fresh melon (such as cantaloupe, honeydew melon, watermelon—peeled, and seeded, as appropriate)
1/2 cup water, plus more if necessary
1/4 cup sugar, plus more if desired
About 2 tablespoons lime juice, plus more if desired
Scoop the fruit into a blender, then add the water, sugar and lime. Blend until smooth. Add more water, if necessary, to achieve a light, easy-to-drink consistency. Taste and season with more sugar and lime if you think necessary. Refrigerate to chill or serve over ice.
You can add extra flavorings (mint to honeydew, orange juice to cantaloupe, and blended raspberries to watermelon) if you like.