Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

Cantaloupe Agua Fresca by

Clark and Suzy Neal with Unicoi Preserves


Shopping List

  • 4 cup cantaloupe, diced
  • 1-1/2 cup water, plus 1-1/2 cup water divided
  • 3 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 tbsp. simple syrup*
  • Additional cantaloupe, lime and mint, for garnish



  • Place cantaloupe, 1-1/2 cup water and lime juice into blender and process until smooth.
  • Strain the juice through a fine mesh strainer set over mixing bowl, discarding any solids.
  • Stir in 1-1/2 cup water and simple syrup, pour into pitcher and refrigerate to chill.

To Serve:

  • Pour over ice and garnish with fresh mint and a slice of lime, if desired.
  • *Simple syrup is one part water to one part sugar.
  • To make simple syrup, heat 1 c. water with 1 c. sugar, stirring to dissolve sugar.
  • Transfer to jar and refrigerate to cool.
  • Simple syrup is ideal for sweetening cold drinks and other recipes where granulated sugar won’t dissolve.