Cantaloupe water: Agua de melón

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Karen Hursh Graber

Mexican Kitchen

Sweet and juicy, cantaloupe melons make a delicious agua, one of the most popular with visitors and newcomers to Mexico, probably because of their widespread use as a breakfast fruit in the U.S.


  • 1/2 cantaloupe, seeds and rind removed, diced (about 1½ – 2 cups diced melon)
  • 1 quart water
  • 1/4 cup sugar, or to taste


Put the diced melon in the blender with enough of the water to cover.

Blend just long enough to make a coarse pulp.

Transfer to a pitcher and add the rest of the water and the sugar.

Stir to dissolve the sweetener.

The resulting agua will contain small bits of fruit pulp.

You can strain it if you insist, but you will be losing nutrients, fiber and some of the character of the drink.

Published or Updated on: January 1, 2006 by Karen Hursh Graber © 2008
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