Mexican Recipes

Agua Fresca de Sandia
(Fresh Watermelon Drink)

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  • 8 cups loosely-packed seeded watermelon chunks*
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 12 ounces sparkling water
  • Sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • Mint sprigs (for garnish)

* Variation: Substitute mangos or blood oranges for the watermelon.


  1. In a blender, puree the watermelon in batches, adding the mint leaves to one of the batches.
  2. Pour the watermelon juice into a large pitcher.
  3. Stir in the sparkling water and taste.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon or more of sugar if needed.
  5. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  6. Pour over ice in tall glasses and garnish each glass with a mint sprig, if desired.

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