Watermelon Jalapeño Agua Fresca
Watermelon Jalapeño Agua Fresca is not only vibrant and pretty to look at, but it is very refreshing and this one comes with a little kick. It’s a delicious treat for all ages that is sugar-free.
Cinco de Mayo is just over a week away and with Los Angeles being only 141 miles from Mexico, the holiday is celebrated in a big way here. Agua fresca recipes are very popular in Mexico. They are light, non-alcholic drinks made from fruits that are slightly sweetened.
Served on the streets by street vendors, markets and restaurants of Mexico, agua fresca is also perfect for celebrations with appetizers, snacks or even a barbecue in the warm weather. They are so easy to make and can be prepared up to a day in advance and kept refrigerated until ready to serve.
All the ingredients are blended, strained and in this particular drink, fresh sliced jalapeño that will have people asking “Oh, what is that little kick from?”. Just a little warm tingle at the back of the tongue. Even kids would love this drink, just put some of the watermelon juice aside, add lime and agave and omit adding the jalapeños.
Want to make this a grown-up cocktail? The perfect alcohol to add is a good tequila.
When you’re out in the heat and enjoying this delicious beverage, you’ll need something to snack on. Mexican Popcorn (< click text for link, picture below) is the perfect accompaniment. Spices, lime zest and cojita cheese top homemade, freshly popped popcorn.
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