Refreshing Mexican Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon agua fresca is a refreshing and cooling Mexican drink for summers. Low-fat and Vegan.

Its so refreshing and cooling that you can include this drink in your summer diet. the temperatures are soaring here. March had been pretty hot, wonder what April & May has in store.

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watermelon agua fresca

This drink has a different consistency & taste than our regular Indian watermelon juice. In this Mexican drink, the watermelon juice is strained & extracted from the pulp. Unlike the watermelon juice we make here where the juice has the pulp too.

watermelon agua fresca recipe

To make this Mexican drink a little spiced, I added some ginger to it. This is totally optional and you can make the drink without ginger also.

Hints of lemon and ginger in it make this a refreshing drink for the summers.

I used ½ of a large watermelon and it yielded me approx 5 glasses of juice. The aqua fresca is easy to prepare. you can serve it chilled with ice cubes. Or you can chill in the fridge and then serve this drink.

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Watermelon Agua Fresca

5 from 1 vote
A cooling refreshing Mexican drink made from watermelon.
watermelon agua fresca
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:15 mins
Total Time:15 mins
Course:beverages & drinks
Difficulty Level:Easy
Servings (change the number to scale):5 glasses
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 4 to 5 cups chopped deseeded watermelon
  • 1 to 2 cups water or as required
  • ½ inch chopped ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or as required
  • ice cubes (optional)
  • mint leaves for garnishing - optional
  • sugar as required - optional


  • Blend all the ingredients in a blender, except the ice cubes & mint leaves.
  • Keep a large bowl or pan below a fine strainer.
  • Pour the juice on the strainer.
  • Press the pulp on the strainer with the back of a spoon so that the extra juice also filters through.
  • Discard the pulp.
  • Pour it in glasses and serve with ice cubes.
  • You can also chill the drink in the fridge.
  • Garnish agua fresca with some mint leaves or serve plain.


  • The amount of water can be adjusted. Since watermelon already has a high water content, you can even adjust the amount of water to be added.
  • Adding sugar is optional. Add as per your requirements.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Agua Fresca
Amount Per Serving
Calories 42 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 692IU14%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Calcium 9mg1%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 4µg1%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 12mg3%
Phosphorus 13mg1%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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6 comments/reviews

  1. I wanna try this… 🙂5 stars

  2. Incrediblly beautiful pics. I love the idea of straining the juice a lot. I shall give this a try very soon:)

  3. this drink looks so refreshing…perfect for the coming summer.

  4. So refreshing!!

  5. Perfect for the summer heat….refreshing drink.

  6. Wow, I need this right now! Too hot hear and need these badly. What a photography,Wonderful!