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Agua Fresca

watermelon lemonade

Delicious and refreshing with just a hint of lime, this easy classic adds panache to any occasion.

  • Duration
  • Prep Time
  • 6 to 8Servings


  • 8 cups seeded, cubed watermelon (about 6 pounds with the rind), divided
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 liter (4 cups) club soda or seltzer water, well chilled
  • Lime slices for garnish


1. Combine half the watermelon, half the water and half the sugar in a blender. Puree.

2. Pour through a coarse strainer into a large container. 

3. Repeat with the remaining watermelon, water and sugar.

4. Stir in lime juice. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 4 hours.

5. To serve, stir in club soda (or seltzer) and garnish with lime.

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