Agua de Sandia

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


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By David Tanis

Published 2013

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Another refreshing Mexican beverage can be made from nearly any ripe fruit and is typically sold ladled from giant glass jars. This one, made from sweet watermelon, is a welcome summer pleasure.


  • 8 cups cubed seeded red or yellow watermelon
  • Juice of 3 limes, or to taste


In batches, puree the watermelon in a blender, adding a little cold water if necessary. Pour the watermelon puree into a pitcher, add the lime juice and sugar, and stir. Taste and adjust the sweet-and-sour balance. Thin with more cold water if you wish, and refrigerate.