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Watermelon mint agua fresca in a glass pitcher and cups

Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca

Refreshing Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca is the perfect spring or summer beverage. It's made with just a few simple ingredients, and can be served nonalcoholic or made into a cocktail.

Servings 6 cups
Calories 74 kcal
Author Chef Sandy Sauter


  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 cups cubed watermelon seeds removed
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • fresh mint sprigs for garnish


  1. In a small pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the mint leaves and sugar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Transfer to a heatproof container and let chill, uncovered, for about 30 minutes. Strain into a bowl and discard the mint leaves. 

  2. In a blender, combine the mint syrup, watermelon and lime juice. Blend until very smooth and strain into a pitcher. Add 2 cups of water and stir. Pour over ice and garnish with a fresh mint sprig.

Recipe Notes

 To make this watermelon agua fresca into a cocktail, add vodka and serve in a martini glass.

You may substitute honeydew or cantaloupe for the watermelon if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 164mg5%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 16g18%
Vitamin A 800IU16%
Vitamin C 13.9mg17%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.