Watermelon Jalapeño Agua Fresca  is not only vibrant and pretty to look at, but it is very refreshing and this one comes with a little surprise. It’s a delicious treat for all ages.

Vibrant red watermelon drink in a glass on a white napkin with a lime wedge

Cinco de Mayo is just over a week away and with Los Angeles being only 141 miles from Mexico, the holiday is celebrated in a big way here. Agua frescas are a popular drink in Mexico, they are light, non-alcholic drinks  made from fruits, slightly sweetened.


Watermelon jalapeño agua fresca in a short glass garnished with fresh mint leaf and a jalapeno slice

Served on the streets from street vendors, markets and restaurants of Mexico, agua fresca is also perfect for celebrations with appetizers, snacks or even a barbecue in the warm weather. They are  so easy to make and can be prepared up to a day in advance and kept refrigerated until ready to serve.


All the ingredients are blended, strained and in this particular drink, fresh sliced jalapeño  that will have people asking “Oh, what is that little kick from?”. Just a little warm tingle at the back of the tongue. Even kids would love this drink, just put some of the watermelon juice aside, add lime and agave and omit adding the jalapeños.

Watermelon jalpapeño agua fresca from above showing the garnishes of mint and jalapeno

A delicious snack to serve with this fruity drink is Mexican Popcorn (< click text for link). Spices, lime zest and cojita cheese top homemade, freshly popped popcorn.

Mexican popcorn in a wood bowl


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Yield: 4 -6

Watermelon Jalapeño Agua Fresca

Watermelon Jalapeño Agua Fresca

Watermelon jalapeño agua fresca  is not only vibrant and pretty to look at, but it is very refreshing and this one comes with a little surprise. It's a delicious treat for all ages.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 6 cups watermelon, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced
  • Fresh mint sprigs


  1. Add the watermelon, agave and lime juice to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Strain through a sieve into a large bowl, pushing the pulp with a fork to get as much juice out as possible.
  3. Add the jalapeño slices and refrigerate for 30 minutes. *see note
  4. Using a large spoon, remove as much foam from the surface as you can.
  5. Strain through a sieve into a pitcher.
  6. Add the agave nectar and lime juice and stir to combine.
  7. Pour into short glasses and garnish with a slice of jalapeño and sprig of mint.


* You can remove some of the watermelon before adding jalapeño if serving to children, just add lime and agave.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 drink

Amount Per Serving Calories 102Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 1gSugar 20gProtein 2g