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Watermelon Agua Fresca (Agua de Sandia) garnished with watermelon, lime, and mint

Watermelon Agua Fresca

  • Author: Emily Dixon, Sweets & Thank You
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 64 oz. (8 cups) 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This fresh watermelon water (agua de sandia) is so refreshing on a hot day or paired with all your Mexican & Tex-Mex favorites. 


  • 3 lbs. diced watermelon (about 89 cups)
  • 2 cups water
  • 24 Tablespoons Sugar or Agave
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)
  • Tiny pinch (Less than 1/8 teaspoon) salt
  • 12 cups ice cubes

Optional Garnishes:

  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Lime slices or lime wedges
  • Fresh watermelon (wedges, slices, balls, or cut-outs)
  • Tajin seasoning


  1. Add half of the watermelon, 1 cup of the water, the sugar, the lime juice, and the salt to a blender.
  2. Puree until the mixture is as smooth as possible.
  3. Pour the watermelon juice mixture through a fine mesh strainer or sieve to remove the pulp and transfer the strained juice to a pitcher.
  4. Blend the rest of the watermelon with the remaining 1 cup water, strain it, and add to the pitcher along with the other strained juice. Stir well to combine.
  5. Add ice & serve with your favorite garnishes! Watermelon agua fresca will stay fresh 4-5 days in the refrigerator.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: watermelon agua fresca, watermelon aguas frescas, agua de sandia, watermelon water, watermelon juice

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