The local watermelons finally hit the stands this week. I love cold watermelon slices on a hot summer day. It is so refreshing. This is an easy drink. I first tasted watermelon agua fresca in Santa Fe about ten years ago and came home determined to try it myself. The hardest part is making sure you have removed the seeds from the melon. I have tried this with seedless melon, but I think you get a more intense melon flavor when you buy a regular melon and remove the seeds yourself. This drink also looks lovely and inviting in a clear glass or pitcher. It can be made with cantaloupe or honeydew also.
6 c. seeded and chopped watermelon
1/4 c. sugar
Zest and juice of 1 medium Persian lime
6 ice cubes plus more for serving
In a blender combine melon, sugar, lime juice and zest. Blend until smooth. Add ice cubes and blend until frothy. Serve over ice. Makes 5 servings.