Summer melon!

030A friend of mine hosted a gathering just before the 4th of July.  Given our hot weather, she focused on no-cook foods — salami options, cheeses, and lots of sliced fruit.  We feasted on pickles and olives and some prepared salads.  And ended with some great banana chocolate chip muffins I made in the morning when it was cool.  It was lovely and perfect for the hot spell we’ve had as of late.

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At the end of the evening, she sent me home with a container of the lovely melons:  honeydew, cantaloupe, and crenshaw.  The next morning I decided to try making another agua fresca with the melon and mint.  I started with the two green-ish melons, added some ice and mint, and then decided it wasn’t quite enough so I added some of the canteloupe.  Given how much water is in melon, I used a little less water than when I made it with strawberries.  After a quick whir in the blender, I was drinking one of the most refreshing summer drinks ever!

Yum.

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