Watermelon Water

Agua de Sandia

Enjoy this watermelon agua fresca anytime you want a cool refreshing drink. Agua fresca translates as “fresh Water.” In Spanish this drink would be called agua de sandia, or you guessed it, “watermelon water.” Any time you see a drink is called “agua de…” it is a type of agua fresca. “Agua de piña” (pineapple), “agua de pepino” (cucumber), “agua de melon” (cantaloupe). You get the idea :)

Glass of Watermelon Water

How to Make

Aguas frescas couldn’t be simpler to make. To make this one, blend watermelon and sugar with water and then serve lightly chilled. We like ours a little on the pulpy side. Reduce the quantity of watermelon if you prefer your agua a little thinner. Aguas of all types are enjoyed throughout Mexico and typically served with the comida, or mid-day meal.

Get the ripest watermelon that you can. Your drink will be so much sweeter and richer in flavor. Plus, make sure you remove all of the seeds before blending.

Ingredients to Make Watermelon Water


Glass of Watermelon Water
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Watermelon Water Recipe

Cool and refreshing watermelon agua fresca, called agua de sandia. A perfect accompaniment to the comida, or mid-day meal and a much better drink option than soda.
Course Beverage
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword agua fresca, drink, watermelon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 glasses
Calories 118kcal
Author Douglas Cullen


  • 1/8 medium watermelon. To portion the watermelon, cut it in half lengthwise and then cut one of the quarters in half. Use 1 of the small pieces to prepare this drink.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 gallon water
  • 8 mint or spearmint leaves


  • Cut the watermelon into chunks and remove all the seeds.
  • Place the cut-up watermelon in the blender with 2 cups water and blend until smooth. (about 30 seconds)
  • Pour the blended watermelon into a 1/2 gallon pitcher and add the cup of sugar.
  • Stir vigorously until the sugar has dissolved. 
  • Serve lightly chilled or over ice.
  • Garnish each glass with a mint leaf.


Reduce the quantity of sugar if you prefer a less sweet drink.


Serving: 8ozs | Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 29g

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2 comments… add one
  • Jada eckles Wallace

    It is fun make

  • Everly Gurule

    Easy to make and soooooo delicious

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