Watermelon Agua Fresca

First I found my summer salad, now I’ve found my summer drink – watermelon agua fresca.  This is a refreshing summertime drink.  It’s not too sweet, not too tart, full of watermelon flavor and a lovely pink color.


I love watermelon, but sometimes when I buy it I think yikes what am I going to do with all this watermelon. Well here’s your answer, make watermelon agua fresca.  It’s perfect to drink on a hot afternoon.  It’s a cool, refreshing drink of watermelon goodness with a splash of lime.

I haven’t tried this yet but this would make a great cocktail – with a splash of tequila or maybe rum or vodka.


A couple of notes:

I used a small, seedless watermelon.  There were a few little white seeds but I just put it all in the blender with no problems.  If you’re using a large watermelon you’ll need to pick out the seeds – and that sounds like a lot of work so stick to the seedless kind.

4 cups of cubed watermelon equaled about 1/2 of a small, seedless watermelon.

I added in 2 tablespoons of sugar – if you’re trying to cut back on sugar I’m sure this drink would be fine without it.

Pureeing the watermelon in the blender should give you about 2 1/2 cups of watermelon juice.

This recipe made 4 1/2 cups of agua fresca – so served over ice, depending on glass size, you should get 4 to 6 drinks.

Watermelon agua fresca adapted from this recipe.


Watermelon Agua Fresca

A refreshing summertime drink packed with watermelon flavor.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x


  • 4 cups of cubed watermelon
  • 2 limes – juiced
  • 2 cups of chilled water
  • 2 tbs sugar


  1. Using a blender, puree the watermelon. I pureed 2 cups of watermelon at a time. After blending the 4 cups of watermelon you should have about 2 1/2 cups of watermelon juice.
  2. Strain the watermelon juice through a fine meshed sieve.
  3. Add juice from two limes to the watermelon juice.
  4. Add sugar to 2 cups of water and stir to combine.
  5. Add water with sugar to juice.
  6. Stir and refrigerate the juice until chilled.
  7. Serve over ice with a sprig of mint.

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