This Watermelon Agua Fresca with Rose Water is a fun twist on traditional agua fresca. A refreshing, very summery beverage that is easy to make and absolutely delicious.

Do you love Agua Fresca? Check out this Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca too!

Watermelon Agua Fresca

I think of picnic’s and I think of Watermelon. Watermelon Agua Fresca is the perfect beverage to take a long with you on a picnic. It’s all of the wonderful Watermelon flavor without all the sticky mess, seeds and bulk.

You can’t really beat that.

Not to mention, a Watermelon Agua Fresca can be turned into a cocktail so easily by just adding whatever alcohol you think seems delicious.

For the heck of it, we mixed a little with Blue Curacua and light rum to see if it actually tasted good and well, it was amazing – plus really pretty!

Watermelon Agua Fresca

But that’s not the twist I gave this particular Watermelon Agua Fresca.

This pretty little glass of watermelon goodness, is not your typical Watermelon Agua Fresca.

So what does Agua Fresca mean?

Agua Fresca literally translates to Fresh Water. It’s definitely a refreshing recipe, that will help keep you hydrated all summer long. 

In fact, I contemplated changing the title to fit the actual recipe… it would then be Watermelon Agua Rosa Fresca.

That is because of my twist. Instead of using only fresh water, I used rose water too. And oh my, what a wonderfully sweet and fragrant glass of Watermelon water did we enjoy!

We’ve always enjoyed a wonderful glass of Watermelon Agua Fresca on a hot summer afternoon. Adding the rose water just took it to the next level.

Watermelon Agua Fresca

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Recipe for Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca {with a Twist}

Nicole Cook
This Watermelon Agua Fresca with Rose Water is a fun twist on traditional agua fresca. A refreshing, very summery beverage that is easy to make and absolutely delicious.
4.94 from 15 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 35 kcal


  • 3 cups watermelon cut into smaller pieces
  • 2 ½ cups cold water
  • ½ cup cold rose water
  • 1 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 cup Ice cubes


  • In a blender, combine the watermelon, both waters and the lime juice.
  • At this point, if it needs a little sweetening, add a tablespoon of white sugar and blend again.
  • Grab a serving pitcher, and pour the contents of the blender pitcher through a strainer into the pitcher, pushing as much through the strainer as you can.
  • Add a cup of ice and serve.


Calories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.04gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 132mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 651IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword easy drink recipes
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  1. Gorgeous and unique drink, Nicole! When I think of summer, the first thing that comes to mind is watermelon too. There’s nothing more refreshing than icy cold watermelon when you’re quenched on a hot day…except for this agua fresca! I love this! I’ll take a pitcher (that’s spiked!) please!

  2. OK, I totally going to try rose water… always kind of scared me in the past, but you’ve sold me on it! 😉 Lovely drink idea!

  3. Oh this would be a nice break from traditional lemonade (minus using rose water. I’m not a fan of consuming flowers. Tried it once…). Anyway, now to get some watermelon from the farmer’s market!

  4. If there is anything more refreshing at a hot picnic than cold watermelon, I don’t know what it is! Watermelon I can suck down without spitting out seeds or handling rinds, sounds like the best! The alcohol is a bonus. Your photos are gorgeous, Nicole!

  5. This looks SO good. I’m going to offer it as the non-alcoholic option at my sangria party this summer!

  6. This drink looks amazing and rose water is such an interesting addition! Perfect and refreshing for summer.

  7. That looks amazing. I love rosewater in unexpected places. Last valentine’s day, I made champagne caramel with rosewater and I’m known to add a splash to iced tea. I’m really anxious to taste watermelon and rose. Also, just gorgeous photos.

  8. Love watermelon and your drink looks so vibrant and inviting!! Perfect on a hot summer day!Cannot wait to try it 🙂

  9. This is the perfect addition to any picnic! I’ll have to put it on my list to try this summer, preferably after the babe is born with some liquor! 🙂 Thanks for sharing Momma!

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