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Pati Jinich Mixed Melon, Lime & Coconut Aqua Fresca

Mixed Melon, Lime and Coconut Agua Fresca
Agua Fresca de Sandia, Melón, Limón y Coco

Serves: 16

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12 cups cubed, seeded watermelon (about 1 8-pound watermelon)

4 cups cubed cantaloupe

2 cups coconut water

1/3 cup honey

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 6 limes juiced)

1 liter seltzer water

Lime slices, to garnish

Mint leaves, to garnish

To Prepare

Working in batches, combine the watermelon, cantaloupe, coconut water, honey and lime juice in a blender. Pulse until well pureed. If desired, pass the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer. Refrigerate in a large punch bowl until well chilled, about 2 hours.

Serve with a splash of seltzer and garnish with lime slices and mint leaves.



I am wanting to make this for my son’s Spanish class next week for Cinco de Mayo. When you say add a splash of seltzer, should I pour all of it in the pitcher for ease of serving? If I substitute strawberries for the watermelon and pineapple for the cantelope, I’m assuming I’d still do 12 cups & 4 cups, correct?

Thank you! We enjoy watching your show on PBS.

Correct, and correct… Thank you for watching my show!

Can alcohol be added

Sure! You may try it with the alcohol of your choice.

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