Minted Lemon-Lime Watermelon Agua Fresca

Minted Lemon-Lime Watermelon Agua Fresca Recipe
Photo: Anna Williams; Styling: Pam Morris
Sweet, tangy, and absolutely thirst-quenching, this beverage is one the whole family can enjoy.


9 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Total time: 40 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 108
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 1.3 g
Carbohydrate 27.7 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Calcium 19 mg


1 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon grated lime rind
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
12 cups cubed seeded watermelon
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


1. Combine 1 1/4 cups water and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 30 seconds or until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently.

2. Remove from heat; stir in mint, lime rind, and lemon rind. Let stand 20 minutes. Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve over a bowl; discard solids.

3. Place one-third each of sugar syrup and watermelon in blender; process until smooth. Pour puree into a large pitcher. Repeat the procedure twice with remaining sugar syrup and watermelon. Stir in lime and lemon juice. Serve over ice, or refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir before serving.