Agua Fresca de Melon (Watermelon Sparkling Water)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

A beautiful licuado from Mexico guaranteed to quench the summertime heat. From The Border Cookbook as published in our local paper. Cook time is chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whirl melon in blender in batches, adding mint leaves to one of the batches.
  2. Pour puree into large pitcher, stir in sparkling water and add sugar to taste (perfectly ripened melon should not require any).
  3. Chill at least one hour.
  4. Pour over ice in tall glasses and garnish with mint sprig.
Most Helpful

5 5

What a delicious and refreshing combination of water melon and mint. And the colour of this beverage is a highlight as well. Put a fresh mint leaf into each glas to have a wonderful colour contrast. The mint flavor goes very well together with the fruity sweetness of the melon. Try this recipe to beat the heat on a hot summer day.

5 5

This was such a wonderful alternative to many of the watermelon drinks we have--and simpler too! We used this as one of our beverages for our Memorial Day Wkend BBQ and I just loved it! Some argued that there was too much mint, but I say that it was just perfect and complimented the sweet watermelon well. Thanks Molly53, I'll be making this one again!

5 5

A very tasty and refreshing drink. I loved the intriguing colour. The mint paired exceptionaly well with the watermelon. My guests and I thoroughly enjoyed this lovely drink. Thank you Molly53 for a great recipe.