Recipe: Mid-Summer Aqua Fresca

Recipe by Dani San Filippo

Demonstrated at the Decatur Farmers Market on Saturday, July 9, 2016


  • 1 medium cantaloupe, chopped, OR two pints blueberries OR half a medium watermelon, chopped (Really, this can be made with any melon or berry. Peaches are also a delicious option)
  • Two teaspoons to two tablespoons honey, to taste (Bee Wild)
  • Half-cup cold water
  • 1 quart ice-cold water
  • 3 limes
  • Fresh herb of choice, such as mint, basil or thyme

2016-07-09 Chef Dani Aqua FrescaDirections:


  1. Juice limes and set aside.
  2. Place fruit in blender, or in a bowl with an immersion blender, along with honey and the half-cup cold water. Blend until smooth.
  3. Strain through a mesh sieve using a wooden spoon to press out all possible juice.
  4. Stir fruit juice together with lime juice and the ice-cold water in a pitcher.
  5. Serve on a hot summer day with a sprig of your choice of herb in each glass. Cantaloupe and thyme, blueberry and mint and watermelon and basil are wonderful combos.

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