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Watermelon Cooler

Agua de Sandía
Recipe from Season 6, Mexico—One Plate at a Time
Servings: 12servings, about 3 quarts


  • 7 to 8pounds seedless watermelon
  • 1/3cup fresh lime juice, plus a little more if needed
  • 3/4 to 1 1/4cup sugar, depending on the sweetness of the watermelon


Quarter the watermelon, then cut the flesh from the rind and cut the flesh into 1-inch pieces; you should have about 8 cups (3 pounds). Scoop the watermelon into a blender along with 1 1/2 cups water and process to a smooth puree (do this in batches if all of it won't fit into your blender).

Pour into a very large (1 gallon) pitcher or Mexican glass agua barrel. Add 4 cups water, along with the lime juice and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves, then give it a taste, adding more lime or sugar as you see fit. Serve over ice.


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