Watermelon Agua Fresca

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Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca

This refreshing drink is served by roadside vendors all over Mexico. Not too much fruit, not too much sugar, just a beautiful way to quench your thirst on a summer day.

Serves 6

Prep Time 15 min

Total Time 255 min.


  • 8 cups cubed seeded watermelon, (about 6 pounds with the rind), divided
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 liter (4 c club soda, or seltzer water, well chilled
  • Lime slices, for garnish

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Combine half the watermelon, half the water and half the sugar in a blender; puree. Pour through a coarse strainer into a large container. Repeat with the remaining watermelon, water and sugar. Stir in lime juice. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 4 hours.

Step 2

To serve, stir in club soda (or seltzer) and garnish with lime.