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WATERMELON AGUA FRESCA

Summer is in full swing and the weather here in California has been just beautiful. We’ve had a few insanely hot days, but for the most part it’s been moderate temperatures, cool breezes and plenty of blue sunny skies. I’ve been doing a lot of outdoor entertaining to fully take advantage of the season, and one of my favorite things to do is invite family and friends over for appetizers and drinks, like 5-layer dip and watermelon agua fresca.

As much as I love to entertain, I don’t always have the time or energy to spend hours in the kitchen preparing for guests. I’ve started stocking my fridge with party food essentials so that I’m ready to go when I feel like having friends to the house. Our go-to party snack this summer has been Rojo’s Black Bean, Corn & Chorizo 5-Layer Dip!

I buy my Rojo’s products in the refrigerator section, they’re available at most major grocery retailers nationwide, including Sam’s Club. When my guests arrive, I simply open up a container of dip, grab a bag of chips and some fresh veggies for dipping, and everyone is happy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • the juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 cups water divided use
  • Optional garnishes: coarse sugar, mint sprigs, lime slices, watermelon wedges

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place the watermelon, lime juice, sugar and 1 cup of the water in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Strain the watermelon mixture into a pitcher and discard solids. Add the remaining water to the pitcher and stir to combine. Chill until ready to serve.
  3. ……………………………………..

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