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¡Viva la Vida! A Toast to Watermelon Agua Fresca

watermelon drink: watermelon agua fresca

Nothing says backyard barbeque like homemade ribs, mac and cheese and a big jarra of my Watermelon Agua Fresca — and that’s exactly what’s on the menu for my sister Ivana’s 25th birthday bash tonight.

Two years ago I had the unique opportunity to travel throughout Mexico and research cooking schools outside of the popular food-lover’s destination, Oaxaca. It was in the charming city of Morelia, Michoacan that I was able to mix business with pleasure as my mother and sister joined me on my culinary investigation. Here, we took a private cooking class with Cynthia Martinez, chef and owner of the adorable San Miguelito restaurant and operator of Zirita Taller de Experiencias Culinarias, one of the most beautiful cooking schools in all of Mexico!

I have found that traveling always offers opportunities to learn something new about your travel partners as well as the destination you are visiting. It’s a matter of fact it was on this trip to Morelia that I learned about my sister Ivana’s affinity for watermelon agua fresca. Therefore, it is only appropriate that I commemorate our travels together and her birthday by showcasing this exquisite drink! To 25 years of life, Ivana, and in the words of the late Frida Kahlo, “Viva la Vida!” Read More…