Watermelon Agua Fresca

  • Drinks

  • Mexican

The Mexican drink agua fresca, meaning fresh or cool water is made with water and fruit. Agua fresca is a versatile drink somewhere between straight juice and flavoured water. It is tasty enough to be enjoyed on its own, but it’s also a great option for sipping with a meal, making it an ideal non-alcoholic option for a Mexican feast.


  • 1kg watermelon
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • mint sprigs, lime slices, watermelon wedges, garnish (optional)


Place the watermelon, lime juice, sugar and 1 cup of the water in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Strain the watermelon mixture into a pitcher and discard solids. Add the remaining water to the pitcher and stir to combine. Chill until ready to serve.

Garnish with mint, lime slices or watermelon, if desired.

Image is indicative only and does not reflect the exact ingredients in this recipe.

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