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I like my watermelon shaken, not stirred – the agua fresca edition

I’ve had the pleasure of this woman making drinks in my home. Follow this recipe if you want to be delighted.

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Have you ever heard of agua fresca? It is a very fancy way of saying sweet juice. Or technically fresh water, but the catch is, it is never just water. I mean, if it was just water it would be called water and that would be boring. And if you are not in the mood for something with alcohol you can sound extra fancy saying “do you have any agua fresca?” as opposed to, “do you have any fruit juice?”

One of my favorite agua fresca’s happens to include one of my favorite summer obsessions, watermelon. And it is so easy and you can really do it with any fruit. I plan on expanding my agua fresca horizons later on this summer. But for now, it is watermelon for me.

Just take some watermelon and put it through a blender or food processor and liquefy. Then strain…

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Author: Jacqui Barrineau

Jacqui Barrineau is a writer and editor who lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., with husband Trey, a Shetland Sheepdog, and two unhelpful-but-funny cats. Her work has appeared in "So to Speak" and "Calliope," and she's a regular contributor to the flash-fiction sites Paragraph Planet and Doorknobs & Bodypaint. Once upon a time, she was the audience engagement editor at USA Today. Now she does other fun things that involve advertising, marketing and social media. The views expressed here and in other outlets are hers, not her employers'. Outside of work, she's proud to serve on the Northern Virginia Community College Marketing Advisory Committee. As a committee member, she joins industry leaders in lending their knowledge and expertise to ensure the college's Marketing curriculum is relevant and responsive to the needs of the students and the surrounding business communities.

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