© Claire Thomas of The Kitchy Kitchen
The Kitchy Kitchen
June 22, 2017

Agua fresca is my favorite summer drink. Refreshing and light, and the perfect partner for spicy Mexican food. To combat the heat, they tend to be quite sweet, but I made mine a little on the drier side so it can be enjoyed ala carte. With the mint and jalapeño, it’s a sweet and spicy combination you’ll drink by the gallon, so be prepared to make A LOT. Enjoy

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Spicy Watermelon Mint Aqua Fresca

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 cups watermelon (rind removed), seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar juice of 1/2 lime (no more than 1 tablespoon)
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 jalapeño, roughly chopped
  • Ice cubes or crushed ice (optional)

Combine all of the ingredients and puree until smooth. Pour mixture through a strainer into a pitcher, forcing through most of the pulp. Chill and serve.

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