Watermelon agua fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca with Mint

This Watermelon Agua Fresca will leave you feeling refreshed and energized. Perfect for a warm summer day, it also provides crisp notes of mint. Blend this drink up in a snap, and sit back with this thirst quenching beverage. Grab that blender, and let’s make some drinks!

What is Agua Fresca

But what is agua fresca anyways? Agua fresca is a Mexican drink that literally translates to “fresh water”. It’s not only water, but mixed with fruit and sometimes other flavorings. So it’s basically like a refreshing juice. Just enough flavor to taste great, but with less sugar and more water to keep you hydrated.

watermelon agua fresca

While traditional Agua Fresca combines fruit with water, we used only fruit. Since watermelon is about 96% water, you don’t want to add more water. So if you do use other types of fruit, adjust the ratio of water. This will vary depending on the sweetness of the fruit.

Lastly, remember that there are no rules to Agua Fresca. So it really comes down to personal preference of sweetness, and water content.

If you want to learn more about agua fresca, here is an article about the history of aquas frescas.

How to Make Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca with Mint

Recipe by Lettuce Live in Peas Course: DrinksCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Total time

10

minutes

Refreshing watermelon and mint drink.

Ingredients

  • 8 Cups Watermelon (cubed)

  • 1/2 Cup Mint

Directions

  • Cube the watermelon so that it fits into the blender nicely.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend on high speed until smooth.
  • Pour over ice.
  • Enjoy!

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