Watermelon Aguas Frescas

Adapted from Whole Foods Market
Serves 4-6

6 to 8 pounds seedless watermelon, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 cups cold water, divided
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey (more or less to taste)
Ice cubes
Lime slices and mint leaves for garnish (optional)

1. In a blender, process half the watermelon pieces with 1 cup of water until smooth. Pour through a strainer into a pitcher. Repeat the process with the remaining melon and water.

2. You should end up with about 8 cups of juice. Stir in the lime juice and agave/honey. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with lime slices and mint.

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