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Melon Agua Fresca

2 hours 10 minutesServes 62 reviews
Melon Agua Fresca


  • 1 large melon, cut into 1-in chunks (should be equivalent to 8 c)
  • 2 tbsp sugar, or as needed
  • 2 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed (can add more if needed)
  • 1 ½ c chilled club soda or water
  • Mint sprigs, for serving


Purée melon in a food processor or blender. Add 2 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp lime juice and process to dissolve sugar. Taste and add more sugar or lime juice if needed. Transfer to a large pitcher. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 2 hours or overnight.

Just before serving, stir in club soda. Serve chilled, and garnish each serving with a mint sprig, if using.

Honeydew Agua Fresca: Substitute 8 c ripe honeydew melon chunks (1 small honeydew melon) for cantaloupe.

Mango or Peach Agua Fresca: Substitute 8 c ripe mango chunks or peach slices (about 8 mangoes or 10 peaches) for cantaloupe.

Strawberry Agua Fresca: Substitute 8 c stemmed and sliced strawberries for cantaloupe.

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