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Watermelon Agua Fresca
Part watermelon juice, part limeade, and 100% refreshing, Watermelon Agua Fresca just might be the drink of the summer. It's slightly sweet, making it a perfect daytime treat or as a mocktail option at a dinner party. (Of course, you could stir in a shot of tequila or vodka if you want it boozy.) Agua frescas hail from Mexico and are made from water blended with sugar and lime. Serve Watermelon Agua Fresca alongside a Mexican-themed menu of Elote (aka Mexican Street Corn), Salsa Verde Enchiladas, and Refried Beans. The gorgeous hot pink color is sure to delight your guests.
In case you're nervous about tackling a watermelon with your kitchen knife, check out our guide to cutting up watermelon in just one minute. Use leftover watermelon in Watermelon Feta Salad or make Watermelon "Fries."
Try this same method with other melon varieties like cantaloupe or honeydew. You might need to thin the mixture out with water after blending to get the right consistency. Watermelon Agua Fresca will keep, refrigerated, for up to 3 days. Stretch your leftovers out by topping with seltzer or sparkling wine.
seedless watermelon chunks (from ½ small watermelon), plus small wedges for garnish
fresh lime juice
Fresh mint sprigs
- Combine watermelon, sugar, lime juice, and ⅓ cup water in a blender. Puree until smooth, about 30 seconds.
- Serve immediately, garnished with mint sprigs and watermelon wedges, or chill for up to 3 days in advance.