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Summer Coolers ~ Mexican Drink – Watermelon Agua Fresca

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Ever since I saw a gorgeous looking watermelon drink on Nabeela’s blog, I have been wanting to try it. I googled to learn more about this Mexican street food fare and learnt that Agua Fresca literally means “fresh water” and also found a recipe here. The watermelon season is through here but I was fortunate to find a few at Spencer’s.

Watermelon Agua Fresca - Mexican Cooler

An absolutely chilled delightful lemon-flavored afternoon treat to the core! I served it along side a Mexican meal consisting of Mexican rice, corn chips, mango salsa and dumplings in baked beans sauce.

Watermelon Agua Fresca Recipe

Preparation: 10 mts, chilling time

Serves 4-5 persons

Cuisine: Mexican



2 cups cubed and de-seeded chilled watermelon

1/2 cup chilled water

1 1/2 tbsp sugar (adjust according to the sweetness of watermelon)

1-2 tbsp lemon juice

mint leaves for garnish (optional)

1 Blend the above ingredients for 8-10 secs. If you want a smooth drink, strain. Garnish with mint leaves and serve chilled.

Mexican Summer Cooler - Chilled Watermelon Drink
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By • Jun 27th, 2007 • Category: All Recipes, Fruit Recipes, Indian Breakfast Recipes, Indian Drink - Sharbat Recipes

  • Lata

    I made this just few weeks back for our friends. Looks awesome.

  • Mishmash!

    BEAUTIFUL! and L-O-V-E-D the photo….colour looks so romantic!


  • anusharaji

    cool colors and shots
    with twist of lemon :)
    how abt some yogurt in it?

    Agua Fresca usually are water based, Raji. Never tried a water melon smoothie.

  • Dee

    the photo looks so good sailu. simple but comforting drink.

  • Suganya

    Colour, Colour, Colour! That is all I can say/see :) The pic captures the essence of the fruit!

  • Sreelu

    Sailu, such perfect color, looks absoutely gorgeous !!!

  • Jyothsna

    Love that!!! Beautiful colour :)

  • Gila

    Dear Sailaja,
    Another delicious recipe!
    Pls try that: spare a bit of the drink and freeze it to little ice cubes and put them into the drink next time. It cools down the drink and does not affect its flavour/taste. You can even put the ice cubes into another fruit drink.
    Besides, I have to tell you that I became quite addicted to your website. Not only the big variety of your recipes captured me it’s also all that additional information you provide. Especially for me as a western person it bears so many small details about India which I highly appreciate.
    Take care and keep well
    Gila (from Switzerland)

    Thanks for that wonderful tip, Gila. I am so glad my blog is helping you learn more about Indian food.:)

  • Cynthia

    And how come you did not invite me :(

    As always, this is such a visual treat.

  • prema

    Just a tsp of ginger juice Sailu and it would taste heavenly.

  • Cinnamon

    It looks so refreshing…. Lovely pictures too… Some lemon or ginger would add more flavour to it :)

  • padmaja

    that looks heavenly, and that vibrant color!!awesome!!

  • Deepa

    excellent pics …nice summer drink …Wow

  • Dawna

    That looks so good, Sailu! I’ll have to make it when Palle’s away, though, since he’s allergic to melons. I’m curious about the dumplings in baked bean sauce – can you tell me a little more about them?

    Dawna, these dumplings are made from flour, egg whites and maize flour and cooked in a mixture of sauteed onions, tomatoes and baked beans. Delicious. I will be blogging this recipe soon.

  • sukanya

    This is looking so cool….Lovely summer drink….nice picture….

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  • veni

    adding a pinch of black salt gives it a great flavour.

  • sarah

    how about some garnishing with lime wedges and min leaves. otherwise its heavanly. my kid Joshua love watermelon and will surely love this recipe

  • Ami

    i make this combination with papaya (papau). really good. try it & see… colour is nices too. 3/4 glass with papaya juice with lime & 1/4 glass (on top of papaya) of above recepie gives nice colour mix & taste… :)