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Agua de Sandia

Recipe from David Tanis's One Good Dish

Excerpted from One Good Dish by David Tanis (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2013. Photographs by Gentl & Hyers.


  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
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  • 8 cups cubed seeded red or yellow watermelon
  • Juice of 3 limes, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup sugar, or to taste

Step 1: In batches, puree the watermelon in a blender, adding a little cold water if necessary.

Step 2: Pour the watermelon puree into a pitcher, add the lime juice and sugar, and stir. Taste and adjust the sweet-and-sour balance.

Step 3: Thin with more cold water if you wish, and refrigerate until chilled or keep on ice.

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