SPICY WATERMELON MINT AGUA FRESCA

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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 // The Kitchy Kitchen

SPICY WATERMELON MINT AGUA FRESCA // The Kitchy Kitchen

SPICY WATERMELON MINT AGUA FRESCA // 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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