Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This refreshing drink is served by roadside vendors all over Mexico. Not too much fruit, not too much sugar, just a beautiful way to quench your thirst on a summer day. From '' and posted for ZWT5. NOTE: Prep time DOES NOT include 4 hour chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine half the watermelon, half the water and half the sugar in a blender; puree.
  2. Pour through a coarse strainer into a large container.
  3. Repeat with the remaining watermelon, water and sugar.
  4. Stir in lime juice.
  5. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 4 hours.
  6. To serve, stir in club soda (or seltzer) and garnish with lime.
  7. MAKE AHEAD TIP: Prepare through Step 1, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
Most Helpful

I really liked this! Refreshing and not overly sweet and the lime wasn't too tart. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Lucky in Bayview June 05, 2016

I made this over the weekend which was particularly hot. It was VERY refreshing, and perfectly sweet & tart from the lime. I acidentally purchased a yellow watermelon- I didn't know such a thing existed, but the taste was the same as a regular watermelon and the drink came out great. Thanks so much for posting.

TexasKelly June 22, 2009

My family really enjoyed this. And as you may be able to tell from the photo - they enjoyed the pulp and requested that I not strain it. Since it is May when we're trying this the melons are not like the sweet ones from later in the summer so we might add a bit more sugar depending on the sweetness of the fruit. Thanks for a refreshing summer drink FloridaNative. Made for Ali Baba's Babes for ZWT5.

Acerast May 18, 2009