Watermelon Agua Fresca

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 4h 15m
  • Rating ****

about 10 cups

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.

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.


  • 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 cups) club soda or seltzer water, well chilled
  • Lime slices for garnish


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 the lime juice. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 4 hours.

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

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 9387

nutrition information per serving

64 calories; 0g total fat; 0g total saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 2mg sodium; 16g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 1g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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