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Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca

Refreshing Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca is the perfect spring or summer beverage. It’s made with just a few simple ingredients, and can be served nonalcoholic or made into a cocktail.

Watermelon mint agua fresca in a glass pitcher and cups

Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca

In the throes of winter, thoughts of fresh watermelon buoy me forward to the warm days of spring and summer to come.

I watch the calendar for watermelon season like a cat watches a mouse hole.  The moment an in-season watermelon appears in the produce section, I pounce.

This recipe for Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca sparked daydreams of sun-warmed porches and open-toed sandals.  It comes from Chef Sandy Sauter on behalf of Hestan and The Culinary Institute of America (CIA).

Watermelon season can start as early as March and lasts through the summer, so keep an eye out for the first fruits of the season.  Cheers!

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Watermelon mint agua fresca in a glass pitcher and cups
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Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca

Refreshing Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca is the perfect spring or summer beverage. It's made with just a few simple ingredients, and can be served nonalcoholic or made into a cocktail.

Servings 6 cups
Calories 74 kcal
Author Chef Sandy Sauter

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 cups cubed watermelon seeds removed
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • fresh mint sprigs for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a small pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the mint leaves and sugar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Transfer to a heatproof container and let chill, uncovered, for about 30 minutes. Strain into a bowl and discard the mint leaves. 

  2. In a blender, combine the mint syrup, watermelon and lime juice. Blend until very smooth and strain into a pitcher. Add 2 cups of water and stir. Pour over ice and garnish with a fresh mint sprig.

Recipe Notes

 To make this watermelon agua fresca into a cocktail, add vodka and serve in a martini glass.

You may substitute honeydew or cantaloupe for the watermelon if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 164mg5%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 16g18%
Vitamin A 800IU16%
Vitamin C 13.9mg17%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Mariam

Sunday 7th of June 2020

In step 1, how much water do I boil?

Katie Moseman

Thursday 11th of June 2020

4 cups. Sorry that was missing! I'll edit the recipe now.