As the temperatures rise and the summer sun remains high in the sky, there’s nothing like a refreshing Cantaloupe Agua Fresca! Perfumed with mint, naturally sweetened with honey, and served on the rocks, this simple summer refresher is a quick and fancy step-up from a regular bowl of fruit! It's is a refreshing drink, super popular in Mexico and Central America and has virtually endless flavor combos you can try!
Blend the cantaloupe with 1 cup of water/coconut water until it becomes a very fine mixture. Strain it and transfer to another bowl.
Add more water/coconut water until it reaches your desired consistency. Mix in the fresh lemon juice, honey, and salt until evenly mixed. Also rub the mint leaves between your hands to release the essential oils and gently mix into the liquid. Chill for at least 2 hours in the fridge.
To serve, add ice into a glass and fill 2/3 of the way with the cantaloupe agua fresca. Stir in a small spoon of the basil seeds, add a sprig of mint and enjoy the natural falvors! If you want to serve it at a party or would simple like some more fizz, top the glass off with some carbonated water, soda or sprite.