Watermelon, Strawberry and Tequila Agua Fresca

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 45 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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2 pounds cubed watermelon (about 6 cups)

4 cups diced stemmed strawberries (measured from 1 1/2 pounds)

3/4 cup sugar

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup silver tequila

2 teaspoons fresh lime juice (from 1 large lime), plus extra as needed


3 whole strawberries, halved

6 lime wedges

Six 1-inch cubes watermelon 


  1. Toss the watermelon, diced strawberries, sugar and salt in a large bowl to blend. Let stand until the sugar dissolves and a syrup forms, stirring occasionally, at least 15 minutes and up to 30 minutes. 
  2. Working in batches, puree the fruit mixture with the tequila and 2 teaspoons of the lime juice, combining each batch in a large pitcher. Stir to blend. Add more lime juice if desired. Refrigerate until very cold, at least 1 hour and up to 3 hours. 
  3. For the garnish: Thread 1 strawberry, 1 lime wedge and 1 watermelon cube onto 6 skewers. Divide the agua fresca among 6 chilled glasses. Stick a skewer with garnishes into each drink and serve.