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Book Club: Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

I hosted my Book Club at our house last week, there were 8 of us here to talk about The Corrections, and catch up on what’s going on in our lives.  Check out what else was on the Book Club menu!

Today we have another birthday celebration!  Sam’s turning another year older!

Happy Birthday Sam!!!

Sometimes our book club turns into a wine club.  Everyone brings a bottle of wine, and it’s fun to taste-test and find one that each of us enjoys!  But within the next year, our book club will be getting two new members- 2 babies!  Since all of us need a fun drink, I decided to make something tasty and non-alcoholic for the mamas-to-be!

This is also great if you mix it with a little champagne, prosecco or white wine.  It can be a great drink with dinner, or something you can enjoy for an outdoor lunch!

Cantaloupe Agua Fresca
Adapted from: Bon Appetit (June 2012)

2 cantaloupes
3/4 cup lemon juice
4 cups of water
1/2 cup basil leaves

Peel and chop the cantaloupes, removing the seeds.  Then purée them in a food processor or a blender.  Strain the purée into a bowl through a cheesecloth or fine-mesh sieve.  Then add in the lemon juice, water and basil; stir well.

Pour into a pitcher and refrigerate before serving.