Watermelon-Mint Aqua Fresca

Literally “fresh water,” aqua fresca is a water-based drink infused with fruit.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • ½ cup fresh whole mint leaves
  • 1 seedless watermelon (6 lbs.), cubed


  • In a small saucepan, bring sugar, 1 cup water, and mint to a boil over high heat. Stir to dissolve sugar.
  • Strain out mint and discard. Allow mixture to cool.
  • Place watermelon and sugar mixture in a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Strain through a wide wire mesh sieve into a pitcher. Stir in remaining water.