Jalapeño Watermelon Agua Fresca

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  • 4-5 cups cubed watermelon (plus more for garnish)
  • juice from 3 limes
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped (seeds and stem removed)
  • 1 Tbsp. local honey
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1-1/2 cups sparkling water
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1 cup tequila (optional)
Jalapeño Watermelon Agua Fresca

Jocelyn Filley

In a food processor, blend watermelon and jalapeño until smooth. Strain the mixture and pour into a pitcher. Add salt, lime juice, mint, honey (and tequila). Stir to combine. Add sparkling water and stir twice more.

Pour over ice and garnish with jalapeño, mint, or watermelon slice.

Yield: 1 pitcher