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Mocktail of the Week: Watermelon Agua Fresca

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind, but every now and then, you deserve a happy hour that's a little more...hmmm. What's the word? Refined! We love sharing a new cocktail with you every week that can be made at home with recipes that are both easy and delicious! This mocktail recipe is courtesy of Christy Goff, a registered dietitian nutritionist and yoga instructor at Pacific Medical Centers.

This drink is a perfect summer picnic addition! It uses limited ingredients, mostly natural sugars and a little acid to enhance the flavors. Keep it virgin or add in wine, champagne or liquor of choice.


  • 1-pound seedless watermelon, cut into 2-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • Ice cubes

How to make it

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine watermelon, lime and honey and blend until smooth
  2. Pour through a strainer into a pitcher; discard solids (or use in a smoothie later)
  3. Add cold water for a diluted flavor and less sugar
  4. Serve well-chilled over ice
  5. Makes 3-4 servings

Fun additions: Make it alcoholic by mixing in 1/2 cup wine or champagne with 1/2 cup of watermelon juice for a spritzer!

The recipe above adapted from Whole Foods, Watermelon Aqua Fresca.