Right now, mid-August, local cantaloupes are at their all time best; sweet and juicy and ready to be made into this refreshing sip.
You need –
1 cantaloupe, rind and seeds removed and roughly chopped
1 cup water
2 tablespoons honey or sugar (if you’re making aqua fresca with August melons you won’t need sweetener!)
Juice of 1 lime
Line a fine mesh sieve or colander with cheesecloth over a bowl. Working in batches, puree the melon in a blender or food processor. Transfer the pureed melon to the sieve or colander as you go. Let the puree drain for about a half hour, occasionally pushing down on the puree with a wooden spoon or the back of a ladle. After the 30 minutes pull up the edges of the cheese cloth so the puree is in the middle and … Read More