Join for Just $16 A Year
- Discounts on travel and everyday savings
- Subscription to AARP The Magazine
- Free membership for your spouse or partner
Enter an ingredient, course or keyword and get cooking!
Photo by: Andre Baranowski
This agua will convince you that seedless watermelon is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Don’t despair if your watermelon does have seeds, though, because in Mexico they usually don’t bother removing them—the seeds are ground right into the drink, and they settle quickly to the bottom of the container. My agua is a little heavier on the fruit than many I’ve tried in Mexico because I like the stronger flavor. That doesn’t seem to detract from its refreshment value—at barbecues and parties pitchers of it go as fast as I put them out.
Place the water, watermelon, lime juice, salt, and sugar, if using, in a blender and puree the fruit well, roughly 30 seconds. Taste the agua and correct the seasoning with additional lime juice or sugar if desired, pour into a pitcher, and chill for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, stir the agua to blend, pour into a chilled glass or glasses, and serve at once.
Follow the recipe for the Watermelon Agua Fresca, replacing 1 cup of the watermelon cubes with three-quarters of a medium cucumber (about 6 ounces/170 grams), peeled, seeded, and roughly chopped.
Nutritional information is based on 4 servings.
Nutrients per serving (% daily value)
From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.
Members receive 20% off from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at participating Denny’s locations.
Members save 10% on Mondays and 10% on Weekend Lunch at Outback Steakhouse.
Members can save 10% every day at Landry's Restaurants, Inc.
Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change. Join Today