Watermelon Agua Fresca For A Hot Summer Day

Agua Fresca (Spanish for fresh water) is a light, non-alcoholic drink made from fruits of the season, water, and a sweetener.  It is popular throughout Mexico and Central America and is perfect for a hot summer day or your next cookout.

Watermelon Agua Fresca uses the sweet fresh watermelon of summer with water, a little lime juice, and a touch of agave nectar.  Serve over lots of ice for a refreshing drink. Garnish is optional.  Fresh Florida watermelon is now in season.




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Watermelon Agua Fresca

Use organic when available. Serves 4.



Watermelon Agua Fresca

Agua Fresca is a Mexican refreshing cold drink which, is perfect for a warm hot day. Watermelon, lime juice, water and sweetener are easy to blend into a cold delightful beverage. Use organic when available.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword agua, agua fresca, drinks, fresca, watermelon, watermelon drinks
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 lb watermelon, rind removed, seeded,  & cut into 1" cubes
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp honey or agave nectar or to taste
  • 1 lime juiced
  • optional garnish of watermelon wedge or fresh basil


  • Put watermelon, lime juice, water & sweetener in blender, can be done in batches
  • Blend until smooth
  • Strain into a pitcher
  • Refrigerate one hour
  • Serve with lots of ice
  • Tip: freeze some agua fresca in ice trays to use for ice
  • Garnish as desired with watermelon wedge or fresh basil






Grab a cold glass and enjoy!







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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

37 thoughts to “Watermelon Agua Fresca For A Hot Summer Day”

  1. Oh, this drink looks so refreshing. I love watermelon. I can’t wait to try it out. Shared and Pinned. Thank you for sharing at Grandma’s House link party.

  2. I absolutely love watermelon, so this sounds amazing! I think my little ones will love it, too. We will definitely try it the next time we have a watermelon.

  3. This sounds so delicious and refreshing! I just had my first fresca last week at a party. Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

  4. Carol, I remember when I was a child, my mother would make a similar drink. I don’t think she used lime, but it was always refreshing in the heat of summer. I live in Tampa too, so we are enjoying the fruits of watermelon right now 🙂

    1. Howdy Neighbor! Happy you dropped by. Yes I agree cold watermelon is fabulous on hot day.

  5. Carol, this looks so delicious and refreshing! I love a good watermelon drink, I can’t wait to try it out this summer! I’m visiting your post today from Friday at the Fire Station.

  6. Mmmmm, I LOVE watermelon! This looks like the perfect drink to beat the heat that we are experiencing right now. Thank you!!!

  7. Yummy! Thanks for linking at The Fabulous Party. Lot’s of great posts! Feel free to come over through the week and link up. Check out My Journey Back tomorrow. I will feature my favorites from last week!
    Have a good week.

  8. Wow – this looks delightfully refreshing! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

  9. That does look and sound so refreshing Carol. Nothing beats the taste of watermelon on a hot summer’s day

  10. This looks so thirst quenching and down right delicious had to print it out. Can hardly wait to make some. Get tired of sun tea, water and pink lemonade so this will be wonderful alternative. Sure do love watermelon also. Will make some of drink into ice cubes, great idea.
    Have wonderful rest of week

    1. Oh my yes. Rocking on the porch and sipping cold watermelon agua fresca, ice tea, lemonade – my kind of summer.

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