Let's raise a glass, shall we?

To summer adventure, to fresh starts and second chances, to the open road. To love and all great things. To bare feet and lounging in sunny spots, to turning off your phone and getting lost in a fantastic book instead. To shimmering, dry heat. To trusting your instincts. To plot twists. To great news, which I will share (I promise, it's coming) with you all soon.

To juicy, ripe summer fruit.

Watermelon, Lime & Basil Agua Fresca

Makes about 4 1/2 cups

One quarter of a large watermelon (about 4 lbs of melon), cubed
Juice of 4 limes
1/2 cup of water
6 tablespoons of honey
8 large leaves of basil (plus more, if using for garnishing)

Place all ingredients in pitcher of blender, puree until smooth. Pour mixture through fine mesh strainer into a storage container, refrigerate until chilled. Serve agua fresca garnished with fresh basil leaves....and enjoy summer!