Actor and chef David Burtka shares from his cookbook Life Is A Party his recipe for the refreshing Mexican-style fruit drink.

"We first discovered these refreshing drinks in Mexico, where they're as ubiquitous as soda is in the US," says David.

Adapted from Life Is A Party by David Burtka. Copyright © 2019 by David Burtka. Used with permission by Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.

Want more watermelon? Check out our recipe for Watermelon Water!


  • 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


Serves: 4


Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Chill for at least 1 hour 30 minutes, or up to 3 days, covered, before serving over ice.