The Lime Truck’s fresh limeades and agua frescas inspired us to make our own watermelon agua fresca. Agua fresca is a Mexican drink that is essentially fruit infused water. It’s light, refreshing and delicious. It’s easy to make and the best part is that it requires few ingredients. You can substitute with other fruits as well such as strawberries, cantaloupe – really any fruit that you can puree. I sweetened the drink with agave nectar, but if you prefer you can use regular sugar as well. This is fruit infused water so it’s not sugar sweet like a lemonade, but you’re more than welcome to make it as sweet as you like!
Watermelon Agua Fresca
Time: 20 minutes Makes: 10 cups
5 lbs of fresh watermelon without the rind (about 15 cups), cubed
2 C water
¼ C fresh lime juice
2 Tbs agave nectar (or granulated sugar)
- working in batches, put about 1/3 of the watermelon and a 1/3 of the water into a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. Pour mixture through a sieve to remove the pulp. Repeat with the rest of watermelon.
- Add lime juice and agave nectar to strained watermelon juice and stir to combine. Add more agave/sugar if you want a sweeter drink.
- Serve over ice and garnish with a slice of lime and mint leaves.
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Ahhh looks divine! =)
Such a pretty drink! Yummm
Looks beautiful and I’m sure they are as good as they look! You are great with photography and styling.
what a beautiful drink!
these looks so refreshing! i must give them a try. gorgeous photos too. =)
Refreshing…Waremelon never fails to refresh. And I am talking about whatever form it takes. I can eat it by itself, turn it into shake, juice, purree or even a unique mix like this one, it will still be back to where it all started…refreshingly delicious!
Love this! I would love it if you entered this recipe in my Power of Pink Challenge.
This heat wave makes this look so tempting. GREG
Geez Louise: yup – you can’t go wrong with any of those!
Yvette: I love – love the color! I think it would be perfect for a bachelorette party or bridal shower!
Renee Fontes: Thank you – you made my day!! Woothoo!
Valentina: Thank you!!
Vanessa: Thanks – hope you make it soon!!
Anna: Watermelons are wonderful as is! YUM!
Jen @ Beantownbaker.com: Thanks!!
Sippitysup: I know – what’s going on with this October weather?! Nothing a cool cocktail can’t fix!
I have never seen that Blue Agave before. Where can I find it?
This looks like a great summer recipe – maybe Cinco de Mayo!
Looks quick, easy, and delicious. I like it.
Jenni MacArthur: We found the Blue Agave from Costco.
Jeannette: Thank you – I think it would be great for Cinco de Mayo!!
Jonathan Aquino: Thank you!