Recipe Box: Fruit Water

🇲🇽 Yummy Drink for Cinco de Mayo (or Any Day!)

By Melinda L. Willis May 15, 2013

This recipe is so incredibly easy, you may already make it, or you'll think as I did, "Why haven't I done this before?" It is a staple in my friend Maria's Mexican household. She explained to me that it is made often in many Mexican eateries and roadside stands as well as her own household.

One day, Maria surprised me with a basket full of fresh fruit water drinks to try! I was thrilled, and made fast work of pouring and tasting every single one she brought. In my basket of drinks were the following: papaya, mango, watermelon, cantaloupe, papaya/mango, and hibiscus flower. Yes, hibiscus!

As you'll see, the recipe is only fruit, water, and sugar, so it is as simple as can be! Experiment with the "leftover" fruit in your house. I have made versions of this drink several times since she has told me about it, and it has been refreshing and delicious each time. I love that it is nutritious and a fresh change from pouring something from a store-bought container. You can mimic the below recipe with almost any fruit.  Enjoy!

Fruit Water

  • 1/2 watermelon, seeded and diced (or the fruit of your choice)
  • 3/4 cup sugar (or adjust to your taste)
  • 6 cups water

You can take the watermelon down much closer to the rind than you usually may. Add watermelon, water, and sugar to blender. Blend down to water consistency, and serve in ice filled glass. Delicious!

If you put it in a sippy cup or similar for your kids, remember that there are no preservatives, so don’t keep it out too long without refrigeration!