Watermelon season is the best season. I completely adore fresh watermelon, and it’s such a shame it’s not as abundantly available year round. That being said, the massive watermelons sometimes are more than we can handle in a household of two (little one is only just starting to eat). That being said I scramble to find ways to eat more in creative ways. That’s where the sparkling watermelon agua fresca came from.

Sparkling Watermelon Fresca with Mint and Lime

I’ve been a lover of smoothies and started making watermelon smoothies this summer. If nothing else was added to them, it’s more of a liquid than a smoothie. I tried a strawberry and a mango agua fresca at our local Blaze Pizza and was obsessed. Why not do the same with watermelon? And I’m still working through the supply of La Croix that I bought while I was pregnant, so what better way to enjoy than in a delicious watermelon drink. 

Why you’ll love this Watermelon Agua Fresca

  1. You’ll get a good amount of watermelon in a glass, so a serving or two of fruit while you’re enjoying a delicious drink.
  2. It’s naturally sweetened. No sugar added is the best. We’re all trying our best to find healthy alternatives to our favorite junk foods. This is a great drink that you can have in place of soda or juice, with only sugar from the watermelon and lime.
  3. It makes for a great mocktail. Whether you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or simply just not interested in drinking alcohol, you can whip up a batch of these and they are a great alcohol free ‘mixed drink’.
  4. Make them alcoholic by adding a shot of your favorite vodka, tequila, or other liquor.
  5. Don’t let your watermelon go to waste. It is a great recipe to use up any remaining watermelon that’s been in your fridge for too long.

I only wish that I had thought of this while I was pregnant. Working for a large beer company was always tempting, but I was not a fan of the non-alcoholic beer. These mocktails are a great way to satisfy and not feel alienated at social gatherings. Not only that, but it’s a delicious, refreshing, and healthy alternative to soda, juice, and other sugary beverages.

This would go great alongside a nice salad, such as this copycat modern greek with quinoa salad from Panera. 

Watermelon Agua Fresca
Sparkling Watermelon Agua Fresca with Lime and Mint

Watermelon Agua Fresca (Non-Alcoholic)

Watermelon agua fresca is a refreshing non-alcoholic drink that is naturally sweetened.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 glasses
Calories 47 kcal

Ingredients
  

Watermelon Juice

  • 2 cup cubed watermelon
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ¾ cup cold water
  • (optional) mint leaves

Watermelon Agua Fresca

  • half watermelon juice
  • 6 oz half a can sparkling water (I use la croix citrus flavors)
  • mint leaves (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Blend together watermelon, water, and lime juice.
  • (Optional) If you want a thinner consistency, strain the juice. If you don’t mind a bit thicker consistency skip this step.
  • Pour half of the watermelon juice in a glass over ice. Then pour about half a can of your favorite sparkling water in. I’ve found citrus flavored work well, otherwise use unflavored to keep the watermelon flavor at the forefront.
  • Garnish with mint and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1glassCalories: 47kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 20mgPotassium: 170mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 865IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
Keyword agua fresca, non-alcoholic cocktail, watermelon agua fresca
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Let me know what you thought of the sparkling watermelon agua fresca. This is vegan, and would also be great with a bit of mint blended in. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

-Cassie 🙂

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