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Watermelon Fresca

I was having lunch at Native Foods the other day and decided to switch up my normal routine (watch out, Susan’s getting crazy!!!). Instead of getting my favorite Lavender Lemonade I went for the Watermelon Fresca drink. It was beyond delicious and refreshing on a hot, humid day and it was not overly sweet as I had expected. Although the lemonade is still my favorite, the Watermelon Fresca is a great option with way less calories and sugar. For this Face Off I decided to recreate the Watermelon Fresca and booze it up a bit. If you didn’t know…watermelon is back in season, oh yeah, and it’s finally warm in Chicago, so give this refreshing drink a try this weekend.

Ready for the blenderWatermelon Fresca
2 cups chopped watermelon (de-seeded)
6 mint leaves
2 ounces Vodka
1 1/2 teaspoons Agave
1/2 cup soda water
additional mint for garnish

  1. Add watermelon, mint leaves, vodka and agave to a blender and blend for 10 seconds.
  2. Remove blender and stir in soda water.
  3. Add to a glass of ice and garnish with additional mint or even some watermelon.

makes 2 servings

Watermelon Watermelon Fresca
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