Watermelon-Cucumber Agua Fresca


Choose the sweetest and juiciest watermelon you can find for the best agua fresca ever! This is one of the most refreshing summer drinks you can make, and it's so simple to make at home. Popular in both the U.S. and Mexico.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
4 agua frescas


  • 4 cups cubed seeded watermelon

  • 2 ½ cups water, divided

  • 1 cup peeled, chopped cucumber

  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon chili-lime seasoning (such as Tajin®)

  • 1 wedge fresh lime

  • ice as needed

  • 4 slices watermelon

  • 4 slices lime


  1. Place watermelon and 1 1/2 cups water in a blender, and process at high speed until combined, about 1 minute. Add cucumber, lime juice, and sugar; blend until smooth. Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer and using a spatula, press to remove the pulp. Don't skip this step, it's important.

  2. Pour the strained mixture into a large pitcher, add remaining 1 cup water, and stir well. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or longer.

  3. Sprinkle some Tajin® (chili lime seasoning) onto a small plate. Run the lime wedge around the top of the glass, invert the glass, and dip the rim into the seasoning.

  4. Fill the glass with ice, pour in the agua fresca, garnish with watermelon slices or wedges, and lime slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

155 Calories
1g Fat
40g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 155
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 44mg 219%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 568mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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