Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cold Drinks: Watermelon Agua Fresca At R&R

The agua fresca at the R&R Deli in Jessup are the drink that Slurpees wish that they could be.

Imagine a drink slightly thinner than a smoothie, but made from real fruit.  The watermelon agua fresca literally tastes like you're sucking the middle of a melon up through your straw.  Part liquid, part crushed ice.  It's perfect for summer heat -- the cold shock of ice with the flavor of fruit, not artificial syrup.

R&R Deli continues to surprise me.  This is the takeout inside the Shell station at Rte 175 and U.S. 1, and they're turning out delicious food that offers up fresh, fresh ingredients.  I'd put their tacos up against almost any other food in Howard County.  When I was last there, they would blend agua fresca with strawberries, melon, watermelon and something else -- maybe guava.

This is Cold Drink Week.  You want something cool, but you want something better than another soda.  The Cold Drink Week posts offer house-made refreshment -- places that make their own drinks and let your carry them out.


Josh K said...

I have been a regular reader of this blog for well over a year, live near Rte. 1, am a big Mexican food fan and grew up in L.A. eating from Taco stands, so it was quite bizarre that it took me until a few weeks ago to get to R&R. It was all that you hyped it up to be. Thank you for the heads up. I will get the Aqua Fresca next time.

Robert Treat said...

I was there a month or so ago and got a pineapple agua fresca. So good!

RDAdoc said...

You may have finally convinced me to try something at the gas station!!!

RB3 said...

Went here tonight and had the melon agua fresca. Seriously, was like I was drinking a cantaloupe! Amazing and I will certainly be returning.

Katie said...

Had the watermelon agua today. So delicious!