Watermelon Lime Aguas Frescas – “Fresh Waters”

Aguas Frescas – translated in English meaning “fresh waters” – are refreshing non-alcoholic drinks often made with fresh fruit. They are popular in Mexico and in the southwest United States. One of my favorites is Watermelon Lime Aguas Frescas. A fabulous way to stay hydrated during the summer.

Watermelon Lime Aguas Frescas

Course Drinks


  • 1 Blender
  • 1 fine mesh strainer


  • 8 cups seedless watermelon pieces (approximately 1 inch pieces)
  • 16 ounces water
  • 2 ounces lime juice + extra for seasoning to taste
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar + extra for seasoning to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • crushed ice
  • Fresh mint sprigs and lime wheels for garnish


  • Place half of the watermelon and half of the water in a blender container. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour watermelon puree through a fine mesh strainer into a 2 quart pitcher. Discard solids. Repeat with remaining watermelon and water.
  • Add lime juice, agave nectar and salt to watermelon juice. Stir. Add extra lime juice and agave nectar to taste.
  • Serve chilled over ice. Garnish with mint sprig and lime wheel.

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