Watermelon agua fresca

Cool off this Cinco de Mayo with a beverage that’s super popular in Mexico as well as Central America and the Caribbean. Agua fresca (or water refreshments) is a traditional sip that’s typically made with fruits found locally. Now that watermelon has hit farmer’s markets and grocery stores, we can’t wait to try this riff on a classic recipe.



1 cup finely cut watermelon

7 cups coarsely chopped watermelon

6 cups watermelon juice

1/2 cup sugar

1 large lime, juiced



Combine all ingredients in a large serving pitcher and stir to mix well. Garnish with watermelon wedges and mint and serve over ice in tumblers, mason jars or margarita glasses for a festive effect.


Muchas gracias to for sharing this recipe with Girls’ Life!

BY GL ON 5/3/2012 12:00:00 AM