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Fresh Spiked Watermelon Agua Fresca To Relieve Your Thirst

Spiked Watermelon Agua Fresca is a fresh and soft drink made from a mixture of watermelon, cold water, lime or lemon juice, sugar, and cold rose water served with ice cubes and garnished with fresh mint and watermelon wedges. This drink, known as Aqua De Sandia in the Mexican language, is not only fresh but also has a naturally beautiful color that comes from the watermelon itself. This drink is one of the many recipes from Agua Fresca.

Spiked Watermelon Agua Fresca
Spiked Watermelon Agua Fresca

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What is Agua Fresca?

Agua Fresca is defined as Fresh Water is a soft drink made from fruit or a combination of fruit mixed with water and sugar. The fruits used are watermelon, papaya, and melon, fruits that have a naturally bright color. This drink is very popular in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Frescas Aguas are commonly sold by street vendors, easily found in bodegas or convenience stores, restaurants, and juice bars.

In general, Agua Fresca is made from a mixture of two glasses of undiluted juice with eight cups of cold water, so this drink contains more water than fruit. To add a unique aroma and taste, you can add mint, tamarind, and lemon.

Apart from fruits and seeds, agua fresca is also a commonly added flower petal for a brighter aroma and color. Some of the flowers commonly used include hibiscus, alfalfa, and cebada flowers. Not only does this drink beautify the appearance, but the hibiscus flowers used also have health benefits. In Egypt and Sudan, this flower helps maintain normal body temperature, body health, and body fluid balance.

Besides being fresh and looking beautiful, this drink is so easy to make, you can even try it yourself at home. Here’s the recipe for Spiked Watermelon Agua Fresca for you.

Fresh Spiked Watermelon Agua Fresca To Relieve Your Thirst

Recipe by Clara LarksonCourse: Beverage, DrinksCuisine: Mexican
Servings

4-6

servings
Prep time

5

minutes

Watermelon Agua Fresca is a fresh and soft drink made from a mixture of watermelon, cold water, lime or lemon juice, sugar, and cold rose water served with ice cubes and garnished with fresh mint and watermelon wedges. This drink, known as Aqua De Sandia in the Mexican language, is not only fresh but also has a naturally beautiful color that comes from the watermelon itself. This drink is one of the many recipes from Agua Fresca.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups seedless watermelon cut into chunks

  • 2 ½ cups of cold water

  • 1 cup of Ice cubes

  • ½ cup of cold rose water

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar or agave nectar

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon or lime juice

  • 5 sprigs of fresh mint and watermelon wedges for garnish

Directions

  • Add chopped seedless watermelon, cold water, lemon or lime juice, cold rose water, granulated sugar or agave nectar to sweeteners in the blender. And blend all ingredients until combined. Pour into several glasses filled with ice cubes and garnish with fresh mint and watermelon wedges.

Enjoy a fresh glass of Spiked Watermelon Agua Fresca to accompany Low Carb Bruschetta Chicken.

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