Nope, this isn't lime Kool-Aid. It's honeydew agua fresca and it as refreshing as can be. It tastes like drinking honeydew, if that makes any sense. It is best enjoyed on a hot afternoon while your children are napping. And the colder the better.
1 large honeydew melon, cut into chunks
1/2 cup sugar, divided
2 Tbsp lemon or lime juice, divided
4 cups cold water
Set a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl and set aside.
In the bowl of a food processor, add half of the honeydew, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 Tbsp lemon juice. Process until smooth. Pour honeydew mixture into the strainer. Let mixture drain. Pour liquid into a pitcher and discard the honeydew pulp. Repeat process with the other half of honeydew chunks. Add the water and stir well.
Serve cold over ice.
Rookie's Notes: By all means, try this with cantaloupe or watermelon or any fruit for that matter. I think pear would taste delicious.