Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins
This thirst-quenching beverage, Spanish for fresh water, is a wonderful addition to any informal country inn menu. From Casual Cusines of the World.
- 2 cups peeled seeded and diced ripe fruit, such as melon,pineapple,mango and/or papaya
- 2 1⁄2 cups water, preferably filtered
- 3 tablespoons sugar (or to taste)
- In a blender or a food processor fitted with the metal blade, combine the fruit, water and sugar.
- Process on high speed until completely smooth, about 1 minute.
- Pass through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing with the back of a spoon to extract as much juice as possible.
- Chill thoroughly before serving.
This is a great thirst quencher! I made it y'day evening and it was in the refrigerator right from 7pm yday till this afternoon(1:30pm). We had 6 people come over, and in the summer heat that we have in plenty here, this cooler was just wonderful! They loved it and kept asking for more:) I did add a little more sugar than what the recipe calls for, say about 2-3 tbsps. more. This is a great drink to have at this time of the year, THANKS for sharing it:)
This is so refreshing and a good way to get the benefits of fruit. I'm not a big drinker of plain water, but this recipe helps me get plenty of fluids. It's really good with strawberries and limes also. Good any time of the year.
I used mango with this, had a glass while reading Spice Necklace about cruising the caribbean :)