I don't know what it's like where you are but this is the first week I've really felt the summer heat...which, obviously, I think is the greatest ever. But as wonderful as I think the warm weather is and as much as I love to cook, there's nothing worse than an overheated kitchen on a hot day. To minimize this issue, we've been munching on a variety of picnic food at our house lately...pasta salad, cold thai veggies, all kinds of good stuff. Last night I even whipped up some refreshing watermelon agua fresca! It's so simple but a tasty, tasty treat. My advice? Go find you a patio and get sipping!
4 Cups cubed, seeded watermelon
1/2 cup water
4 slices of lime
Fresh mint leaves
Puree the watermelon and water in a blender until smooth. Put one lime slice and a couple mint leaves in each glass and crush with a cocktail muddler (or, if you're me, the handle of a lemon juicer).
Add ice if desired and pour in the watermelon agua fresca. Stir before serving.