Strawberry-Watermelon Agua Fresca


Strawberry-Watermelon Agua Fresca

Servings 4 Servings


  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½- inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 sprig fresh mint
  • 1 cup hulled strawberries, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup seedless watermelon cubes
  • ½ fresh lime, juiced (optional)
  • ice and chilled sparkling water, for serving


  • In a small saucepan, combine the water with the sugar. Simmer over moderate heat until the sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Add the ginger and mint, and let stand for 10-15 minutes.
  • Strain the syrup into a blender. Add the watermelon and strawberries and puree until smooth. Fill glasses with ice. Pour the agua fresca into the glasses and top off with ginger beer, or sparkling water. Garnish with mint sprigs and fresh strawberries. Enjoy!


*** sugar in simple syrup can be replaced with agave or honey.