Watermelon Agua Fresca

A traditional drink sold by street vendors in Mexico.  Substitute practically any juicy fruit in existence for the watermelon with equally refreshing results.

Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8


  • 4 cups seedless watermelon cubed
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 limes one cut into wheels, one juiced
  • 1 cup mezcal (optional)
  • 1 bunch fresh mint separated into sprigs
  • 4 cups ice crushed or cubes


  1. Puree the watermelon and water in a blender until smooth. Add agave nectar, lime juice and mezcal, if using.  Adjust sweetness to taste and pulse blender to combine.  Serve in a highball glass over ice with mint sprigs and lime wheels as garnish.

Recipe Notes

You can strain the agua fresca, if a thinner consistency is desired.