My Watermelon Agua Fresca is the perfect thirst quencher to cool down with this summer!
Agua fresca literally meaning “fresh water,” is the perfect thirst quencher. It’s a popular cold drink sold by street vendors and restaurants all over Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. It’s made of water mixed with seasonal fruit, cereals or seeds. A little sugar and lime juice are usually added to the mix and then it’s refrigerated until it’s ice cold. The consistency is thin, like water infused with fruit, not thick like a smoothie.
Watermelon Agua Fresca
- 4 cups cubed watermelon
- 4 cups water, divided
- 1-2 tablespoons honey, sugar or other sweetener of your choice (amount will vary depending on the sweetness of the fruit)
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Place the watermelon in a blender with 1 cup water, honey and lime juice. Puree until smooth. Strain the mixture into a pitcher and discard the solids. Stir in the remaining 3 cups of water and refrigerate until cold. Serve over ice.