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Honeydew-cilantro agua fresca with tequila

Time 15 minutes
Yields Serves 8
Honeydew-cilantro agua fresca with tequila
(Los Angeles Times)
1

Combine the honeydew and cold water in batches in a blender and blend until smooth, pouring the puree into a pitcher as each batch is blended.

2

To the last batch of pureeing mixture, add the serrano chile, lime juice, simple syrup and cilantro leaves, pulsing until leaves are tiny flecks.

3

Blend in the tequila. Pour into the pitcher and stir in ice cubes.

4

Garnish the pitcher with a few sprigs of cilantro and two or three red chile peppers.

Make a simple syrup by heating 4 to 6 tablespoons sugar with an equal amount of water until it dissolves.

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