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 is the perfect accompaniment. Spices, lime zest and cojita cheese top homemade, freshly popped popcorn.
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28 Comments on “Watermelon Jalapeño Agua Fresca”
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Wow! Making this on Saturday for my family. So springy even though it’s been cloudy all day in the OC.
I’m so glad. Let me know how they like it 🙂
This looks so refreshingly delicious! Wish I could try it today!
This sounds so refreshing and looks so pretty!
This drink is really interesting with a kick of spiciness. Love the smoky flavor from the Jalapeño. This is really a fun drink and I need one now, on Friday night! Pinning! 🙂
This looks so delicious and refreshing! I have never tried anything like this before.
Great beverage here! These looks so wonderful I can only imagine how refreshing they must taste!
I just bought a whole bunch of watermelon over the weekend for this recipe. I LOVE watermelon drinks and this one is exactly what I needed. When I was in Texas, there was a vendor that was selling Aqua Fresca near a restaurant. It was a very refreshing drink and I always wanted to make this recipe.
Looks so fun and refreshing and perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
Watermelon and jalapeno? I love it! This is a refreshing break from all of the booze served on Cinco de Mayo. What a delicious way to rehydrate 😉
Sign me up for one of these right now! Wish I was your taste tester!
Sweet and with that spicy kick, this sounds so yum! Perfect for cinco de mayo!
Yum…I can’t wait to try this Janette!
Sign me up for one of these right now! Looks and sounds great!
Looks fantastic, perfect for spring!
I love the combo of heat and sweet!
What a refreshing and delicious cocktail! I have to say that I never have tried the combination of jalapeno and watermelon before but I definitely am inspired to now.
Gorgeous drink Janette! Love it! Pinned!
Absolutely beautiful, Janette! I love the flavor profile…so elegant. xo, Catherine
My hubby and I have been loving the fruity/spicy cocktails lately- this drink sounds just perfect for this time of year!
Such simple ingredients! Love the addition on jalapeno for a little heat!
Oh my – the jalapeno. What a fun drink.
I have a watermelon in the fridge just waiting for this recipe. YUM.
Great, it’s so tasty I can’t stop drinking it 🙂
This sounds fabulous! Just the right kick for Cinco de Mayo!
Thank you Debi