Watermelon and Mint Agua Fresca

    25 min

    This refreshing drink originates from Mexico. Watermelon is pureed with water and sugar, then garnished with slices of lime and fresh mint leaves. It's the perfect summer drink to enjoy all year long.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 625g cubed seeded watermelon
    • 125ml water
    • 100g caster sugar or to taste
    • 4 slices lime
    • 24 fresh mint leaves
    • 1 cupful ice

    Prep:25min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Puree the watermelon and water in a liquidiser until smooth. Add sugar to taste. Cut the lime slices in half. Place a half lime slice into each of 8 glasses along with 3 mint leaves. Crush with a cocktail muddler, then fill each glass with ice. Pour in the watermelon agua fresca and stir before serving.

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    This is my recipe. Be careful with the sugar! Depending on how sweet your watermelon is I would start with 1/4 cup of sugar and taste. Then keep adding sugar until your reach desired sweetness. Enjoy!  -  30 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Such a pretty, fresh tasting, pleasantly sweet treat! I never had this before and it was a such a nice surprise to find just how darn good this was. No sooner did Hubs down his (and it was quickly too) and he wanted more. And so did I. I did press it through a wire mesh strainer as it was just a little too pulpy for me (maybe it's just my blender), but I followed the recipe for everything else, including the fresh mint, lime and the amount of sugar, which we both found to be the perfect amount. So we had more - and Hubs requested that from now on I make this with Splenda, which indicates he plans on drinking a lot of this! Thanks for sharing this delightful treat, SB - we couldn't have enjoyed it more.  -  11 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great recipe ... I added Tequila and triple sec (instead of sugar) to the recipe and garnished with very thin slices of cucumber. I was inspired by a similar drink in Las Vegas and the outcome is delish and refreshing! Served these on Fajita night ... out on the patio .... buen provecho!  -  11 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)