SPICY WATERMELON MINT AGUA FRESCA

refreshing watermelon agua fresca in a glass with a sprig of mint  // 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 Agua Fresca drink with minature watermelon slice garnish // The Kitchy Kitchen

spicy watermelon agua fresca drink with mint and a mini watermelon garnish on a marble countertop // The Kitchy Kitchen

spicy watermelon mint agua fresca drink in a glass with a mini watermelon garnish // The Kitchy Kitchen

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)

DIRECTIONS

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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