Summer has just barely gotten started around here, and it’s already brutal. Now that we’re homeowners, we’ve been spending a lot of time in the yard, trying to salvage what life we can after the place sat vacant for a month prior to our move-in. There are weeds everywhere. Dead grass. Overgrown trees and an army of mushrooms feasting on the roots of one the previous owners removed. Not to mention all the insects! So of course, we’ve been guzzling our fair share of cold beverages. Tons of water. Beers for him, when all the work is done and he’s ready to relax. Every now and then I find myself craving the refreshments of my youth, a Sprite or iced tea. But with my interstitial cystitis, water’s pretty much the only beverage I can tolerate–caffeine, juice, and most teas aggravate my sensitive bladder. Fun stuff, right? Fortunately, you can made some pretty satisfying beverages with water! Give this Strawberry-Melon Agua Fresca a whirl and you’d never know I concocted it because I couldn’t have anything else: It’s so good you won’t want anything else. Next time you’re out doing yard work, pop some of these in the fridge and I promise they’ll take the sting out of the summer heat!
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