Cantaloupe Coconut Drinks Easy Peasy Fruits Herbs Holidays Honey Ingredients Lime Mint Pati's Mexican Table Recipes Seasonal Shows Special Occasion Spring Summer Vegetables Vegetarian Watermelon


By Pati’s Mexican Table 

What better way to end the season than with a big party? Pati throws a neighborhood bash and cooks up the easiest and best Mexican-themed dishes that would be a huge hit at any party. And what better accessory to a Mexican fiesta than a giant piñata? Pati also gets the chance to visit a Piñata maker in the central market of Morelia.

Agua Fresca de Sandia, Melón, Limón y Coco

Serves 16


– 12 cups cubed, seeded watermelon (about 1 8-pound watermelon)
– 4 cups cubed cantaloupe
– 2 cups coconut water
– 1/3 cup honey
– 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 6 limes juiced)
– 1 liter seltzer water
– Lime slices, to garnish
– Mint leaves, to garnish


Working in batches, combine the watermelon, cantaloupe, coconut water, honey and lime juice in a blender. Pulse until well pureed. If desired, pass the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer. Refrigerate in a large punch bowl until well chilled, about 2 hours.

Serve with a splash of seltzer and garnish with lime slices and mint leaves.

Still hungry?… See more recipe’s from Pati’s Mexican Table