Strawberry-Watermelon Agua Fresca

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Strawberry-Watermelon Agua Fresca
Yields 6
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup water
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 2 mint sprigs, plus more for garnish
  4. One 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  5. Pinch of salt
  6. 2 cups seedless watermelon cubes
  7. 2 cups hulled strawberries
  8. Ice and chilled sparkling water, for serving
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water with the sugar. Simmer over moderate heat until the sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
  2. Add the 2 mint sprigs, ginger and salt and let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain the syrup into a blender. Add the watermelon and strawberries and puree until smooth.
  4. Fill 8 glasses with ice. Pour the agua fresca into the glasses and top off with sparkling water. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve.
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