Honeydew and Mint Agua Fresca
- 2 honeydew melons, about 12 lb. total
- Juice of 4 lemons
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup crushed fresh mint leaves
- 3 cups sparkling water, chilled
- 3 lemons, thinly sliced
- Ice cubes as needed
- 10 to 12 fresh mint sprigs for garnish
When ready to serve, pour the melon mixture through a medium-mesh sieve into a large pitcher or jar. Add the sparkling water, lemon slices and ice and stir well. Pour or ladle into glasses and garnish each glass with a mint sprig. Serves 10 to 12.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Outdoor Entertaining, Edited by Chuck Williams (Free Press, 2005).