Watermelon-Mint Agua Fresca

Agua fresca means "fresh water" in Spanish. It is a popular drink in Mexico made with different fresh fruits.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 3 tsp. lime juice
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 4 cups seedless watermelon, cubed


  • In a small saucepan, bring sugar, lime juice, 1 cup water, and mint to a boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Strain out the mint and discard. Allow the mixture to cool.
  • Place watermelon and sugar mixture in a blender or food processor. Pulse until smooth. Pour through a strainer into a pitcher. Stir in remaining water.