Watermelon agua preparada made with watermelon juice, agua mineral, fresh lemon and Tajin is the ultimate summer sipper.
Hydrating, flavorful and simply stunning watermelon agua preparada is a fun twist on the classic agua preparada.
We are ending summer on a sweet note serving up plenty of icy cold agua preparada.
Agua preparada are served in a large Styrofoam cup heavily rimmed with Tajin and lemon/lime juice.
Loaded with ice, agua mineral is combined with fresh lime juice and mas tajin.
Today I am giving the classic agua preparada a tasty twist by adding watermelon juice to the mix.
My watermelon agua preparada can be whipped up in a snap.
Perfect for dinner, an on-the-go sipper or how fun for a birthday party.
I used fresh lemon juice for this watermelon version, but you can easily use lime juice.
Run your fresh watermelon chunks through a juicer or blender for fresh watermelon juice.
And don’t forget the Tajin, it makes this agua POP!
WHAT IS AGUA PREPARADA
Agua mineral preparada is a must-have summer drink. Made with Agua mineral (topo chico), fresh lime juice and plenty of Tajin served over ice.
Find my recipe here for agua preparada.
Or if you love pineapple check my pineapple agua preparada recipe.
TIPS ON PICKING A WATERMELON
Look for a firm watermelon that is free from bruises, cuts, or dents.
A watermelon should be heavy for its size.
Watermelon is 92% water, so pick a watermelon that is heavy, sturdy for a sweeter melon.
Find that sweet spot. Look for a yellow spot on the watermelon. The yellow spot is where the watermelon sat on the ground and ripened in the sun.
Watermelon agua mineral preparada is so easy to make at home – all you need is:
Fresh lime or lemon juice: I used lemon juice for my watermelon agua preparada.
Watermelon juice: I tossed fresh watermelon chunks with a splash of water into my blender, blend, and strain.
Tajin: for rimming and sprinkling.
Ice: plenty of ice
A Topo Chico OR sparkling mineral water Find them in most Latin Markets, sold in glass bottles or sold individually in plastic bottles.
HOW TO MAKE WATERMELON AGUA PREPARADA
To Make: run a lime around the glass, rim with Tajin.
Fill glass with ice, add fresh lemon or lime juice (1 half) per glass.
Add watermelon juice
Top with Topo Chico, slowly stir, and garnish with extra Tajin.
- Topo Chico or sparkling mineral water
- Fresh lemon juice or lime juice
- Watermelon juice
To Make: run a lemon or lime around the glass, rim with Tajin.
Fill glass with ice, add fresh lemon or lime juice (1 half) per glass, watermelon juice, top with Topo Chico, slowly stir, and garnish with extra Tajin.