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Agua de Sandía (Mexican Watermelon Water) in a glass mug with lime and watermelon in the background.

Agua de Sandía (Mexican Watermelon Water)

A recipe for Agua de Sandía (Mexican Watermelon Water)! Fresh watermelon is blended with water and flavored with lime and sugar for a light and refreshing drink.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword beverage, drink, Mexican, Mexico, summer, watermelon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 Pitcher


  • 4 cups (750 grams, 26 ounces) chopped fresh watermelon
  • 6 cups (1.4 liters) cold water divided
  • 3 tablespoons (38 grams) granulated sugar or to taste
  • 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) fresh lime juice

For serving:

  • Ice
  • Lime wedges
  • Watermelon wedges


  • Place the chopped watermelon in a blender with 2 cups (470 milliliters) of the water and 2 tablespoons (25 grams) of the sugar. Puree until smooth. Do this step in batches if needed.
  • Strain the watermelon puree through a fine mesh sieve, using the back of a spoon to help push the liquid through if needed. Transfer to a large pitcher.
  • Add the lime juice and remaining 4 cups (1 liter) water. Stir to combine and add an additional tablespoon of sugar or more to taste.
  • Serve immediately with ice or chill in the refrigerator. Mix and add ice immediately before serving.