Spiked Watermelon Agua Fresca

You'll see big and colorful jars of aguas frescas (frest fruit juices) for sale at every Mexican outdoor market, and the watermelon flavor is always a favorite. Here it is, jazzed up with tequila. Salud! -Chef Richard Sandoval


Spiked Watermelon Agua Fresca

by La Sandia Restaurant
Yield: Serves 1



  • 1/4 cup Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice


  • 1 cup diced seedless watermelon


  • 2 1/2 oz fresh watermelon juice 
  • 1 1/2 oz Homemade Sweet & Sour Mix
  • 1 oz 100% Agave Tequila Blanco
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 Lime Wedge or Watermelon Wedge, for garnish


Make the home made sweet & sour mix (never buy store bought!) Shake simple syrup, fresh lemon juice & fresh lime juice together. Set aside.

Make fresh watermelon juice. Puree 1 cup (150g) diced seedless watermelon in a blender. Strain it in a fine mesh sieve over a bowl. You should have about 2/3 juice. The watermelon juice can be refrigerated in a covered container for up to a day. 

Fill a cocktail shaker and highball glass with ice. Add the watermelon juice, sweet and sour mix, tequila & triple sec. Cover the shaker and shake it well. Strain the agua fresca into the highball glass over ice. Garnish with lime wedge or watermelon wedge. Salud!