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Agua Fresca

Agua FrescaAgua frescas—Spanish for water refreshments—are popular in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean and are made from fruits blended with sugar and water to make a nonalcoholic beverage. Due to the natural sweetness of watermelon, a minimal amount of additional sugar is required.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup finely chopped watermelon
7 cups coarsely chopped watermelon
6 cups watermelon juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large lime, juiced
Water (if needed)

Optional Garnishes: watermelon wedges, mint leaves

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large serving pitcher. Garnish with watermelon wedges and mint, if desired.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board.