Watermelon Agua Fresca Recipe


  • 6 cups cubed, seedless watermelon (aim for the ripest you can find)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Juice of 1-2 limes (depending on your preference)
  • 2-4 tablespoons sugar, honey, or agave nectar (adjust to taste)
  • Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish (optional)
  • Lime wedges, for garnish (optional)


  • Blend: Combine the watermelon cubes, water, and lime juice in a high-powered blender. Blend until completely smooth and liquefied.
  • Sweeten (if desired): Taste the mixture. If the watermelon isn’t sweet enough, add your chosen sweetener a little at a time, blending and tasting until you reach your desired sweetness.
  • Strain: Pour the blended mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher or container. Press the pulp with the back of a spoon to extract as much juice as possible. Discard the solids.
  • Chill: Refrigerate the agua fresca for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld and to serve it chilled.
  • Serve: Pour the chilled agua fresca over ice in glasses. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs and lime wedges, if desired.


  • Adjust to your taste: The lime and sweetener amounts are just starting points – feel free to make it tarter or sweeter to your liking.
  • Get creative: Try adding other complementary flavors like a pinch of salt, a few slices of cucumber, or a touch of ginger.
  • Make a big batch: This recipe is easily doubled or tripled for a crowd.

Enjoy your refreshing watermelon agua fresca!


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