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Hibiscus Watermelon Agua Fresca

Summer is coming to a close but that doesn’t mean I won’t enjoy some refreshing summer beverages while I still can! My favorite summer drink have been mocktails, of course – which have been so fun to make!

This Hibiscus Watermelon Agua Fresca was inspired by the Mural Agua Fresca beer brewed by Colorado’s own New Belgium Brewing Company – which was a summer hit in our household! Not wanting to miss out on the fun, I batched up my own Agua Fresca – brimming with fresh watermelon, oranges, lime, and hibiscus tea!

Agua frescas are popping up on menus everywhere this summer. Typically, agua frescas a Mexican and Central American drink made with fresh fruit, sugar, and water. Simple enough to whip up on a hot day when friends are over!

I made my agua fresca with a hibiscus tea and very little sweetener – so it sits somewhere between a flavored iced tea and the fruity agua fresca. My favorite tea to use for this recipe is the Tazo Passion blend – it’s got a citrusy flavor that works well in this mocktail!

Grab a glass and cheers!


Hibiscus Watermelon Agua Fresca

A light and refreshing summer beverage.

  • Author: Ana
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Beverages


  • 6 cups hot water
  • 3 Tazo Passion Blend tea bags
  • 2 cups of watermelon (frozen is fine)
  • 2 tbsps lime juice
  • 2 oranges, sliced
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 4 cups of ice
  • Mint (for garnish)


  1. In a large heat safe pitcher, pour hot water over the 3 tea bags.
  2. Let steep for 6 minutes. Remove tea bags and allow to cool.
  3. In a blender, blend watermelon, 1/4 cup of the tea, and lime juice until smooth.
  4. Add orange slices, agave nectar and watermelon to the tea and stir thoroughly.
  5. Add ice and serve garnished with mint, if desired.

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