Inspired by classic aguas frescas, the refreshing fruit drinks sold by street vendors in Mexico, TT Drinks Editor Jim Meehan mixed fresh watermelon juice with tart hibiscus tea, agave syrup and a little blanco tequila.

You can prep his bright, floral, boozy update, aptly named Agua Fuerte, ahead of time, then quickly mix large batches right in the pitcher when you're ready to start drinking. It's the perfect thing to pour for big groups at summer parties.

To learn more, read "Melon Baller."