By The Kitchy Kitchen
Updated June 07, 2016
The Kitchy Kitchen, Watermelon Freca
Credit: © Claire Thomas of The Kitchy Kitchen

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

Spicy Watermelon Mint Aqua Fresca


  • 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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