Now that we are getting so close to July, I think it’s safe to say summer has officially begun! (Right?!) And nothing says summer quite like a sweaty glass of agua fresca sipped out in the yard while relaxing on a hammock and reading a good book! Drink, hammock, book how is that possible you say? With this handy little Mason Jar Tumbler from the Mason Jar Company. My husband gave it to me on my birthday (he knows me so well and my obsession with mason jars) and it has quickly become my favorite. With the summer heat I try to drink a lot more water than I usually do, I have found out that the hangover feeling that I get after working a wedding coined my many pros the “Wedding Hangover” mind you absolutely no alcohol involved is a result of dehydration. So I am trying really hard to drink a lot more water and therefore I am infusing it with different fruits and herbs. The combinations are endless and I usually end up with a super refreshing and tasty drink. My to go mixture is Lemon + Chocolate Mint but its watermelon season so I couldn’t resist giving the typical Agua de Sandia a little makeover.
This recipe is fool-proof and the combinations are endless. I used watermelon because that is what I had in my fridge and basil because I have a ton of it in my garden. This drink is refreshing, delicious, and free of added sugars. Moms this is a great alternative for kids who don’t like drinking water and only want to drink sugary juices.
Watermelon + Basil Agua Fresca
– 1/2 Small Watermelon blended
– 1 Handful of basil leaves or to taste
– 1 quart water
Blend the watermelon and basil together, once you have a puree consistency pour into a container that can fit both the water and mixture. This should be sweet on its on own, no need for added sugars. Place in a glass with ice and enjoy!