Fresh Melon Cooler

Agua de Melon
Recipe from Season 3, Mexico—One Plate at a Time 
Servings: 1Quart (about)


  • 4cups (packed) fresh melon (such as cantaloupe, honeydew melon, watermelon—peeled, and seeded, as appropriate)
  • 1/2cup water, plus more if necessary
  • 1/4cup sugar, plus more if desired
  • About 2tablespoons lime juice, plus more if desired


Scoop the fruit into a blender, then add the water, sugar and lime. Blend until smooth. Add more water, if necessary, to achieve a light, easy-to-drink consistency. Taste and season with more sugar and lime if you think necessary. Refrigerate to chill or serve over ice.

You can add extra flavorings (mint to honeydew, orange juice to cantaloupe, and blended raspberries to watermelon) if you like.


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