Cucumber Ginger Mint Agua Fresca

Cucumber Ginger Mint Agua Fresca Recipe - A refreshing "mocktail" nonalcoholic beverage recipe with lime juice, cucumbers, mint leaves, and fresh ginger. Add vodka or tequila to kick things up for perky summer cocktail!Our fresh and tangy Cucumber Ginger Mint Agua Fresca, is the perfect summer mocktail!

Cucumber Ginger Mint Agua Fresca Mocktail Recipe
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Sip, sip… Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!

That is reaction of everyone who tastes today’s fresh-made agua fresca.

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What is Agua Fresca?

Agua fresca, translated fresh water or cool water, is a delightful Mexican nonalcoholic beverage you can make in minutes!

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It combines fresh fruit and/or vegetables with water and a little sugar (or agave) for sweetness. Some traditional recipes include grains and nuts as well.

Agua Fresca is quick and easy to make. You simply throw all the ingredients in the blender and puree it until the mixture is very smooth. The blender breaks down the sugar, so it dissolves into the water. Therefore, there’s no need to make a simple syrup ahead of time.

Making Cucumber Lime Ginger Mint Agua Fresca - Summer Mocktail Recipe

Aqua fresca recipes make fabulous summer mocktails. You can serve them as-is or add a splash of lemon-lime soda for a little effervescence.

You can also turn agua fresca into a perky summer cocktail, by adding a shot of vodka, tequila, or rum.

This Cucumber Ginger Mint Agua Fresca variation is a personal favorite. Together, fresh raw cucumbers, lime juice, mint leaves, and ginger root create a bright power-packed flavor, with subtle undertones.

I took a pitcher of my agua fresca to a party last week, specifically for the kids, and it was gone in minutes. I got so many requested for more, I ended up making a second pitcher for the adults to use as a cocktail mixer, because they could not get over it’s fresh vibrant essence.

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How To Make Cucumber Ginger Mint Agua Fresca

Dump all the ingredients in a blender jar. There’s no need to peel the cucumber or the ginger in this recipe. It will be strained out later.

Add only half the water upfront. Depending on the size of your blender, it may not all fit, when the mixture expands during the puree process.

Easy Cucumber Lime Ginger Mint Agua Fresca - Summer Mocktail Recipe

Once pureed, pour the agua fresca through I sieve to remove the pulp.

Add the rest of the water and you’re done!

How To: Cucumber Lime Ginger Mint Agua Fresca - Summer Mocktail Recipe

Sip, ahhh. Sip, sip, ahhhhhhh!

That’s the sound of fresh Cucumber Ginger Mint Agua Fresca.

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Cucumber Ginger Mint Agua Fresca Mocktail Recipe
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Cucumber Ginger Mint Agua Fresca

Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Cucumber Ginger Mint Agua Fresca Recipe - A refreshing "mocktail" nonalcoholic beverage recipe with lime juice, cucumbers, mint leaves, and fresh ginger. Add vodka or tequila to kick things up for perky summer cocktail!
Servings: 6 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Cucumber Ginger Mint Agua Fresca
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 113
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Potassium 203mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 24g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 3.9%
Vitamin C 18.7%
Calcium 3.1%
Iron 2.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 2 large english cucumbers, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, 8-10 limes
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 10-15 fresh mint leaves
  • 1-2 inch piece ginger
  • 4 cups water, divided

Instructions

  1. Prepare all the ingredients and place in a blender jar. Add 2 cups water. Cover and blend until the mixture is very smooth.

  2. Place a sieve over a pitcher. Pour the agua fresca through the strainer to remove the pulp. Add the remaining 2 cups water. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

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Recipe Notes

NOTE: This non-alcoholic "mocktail" can be kicked up with vodka or tequila.

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last updated July 2, 2018

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One comment on “Cucumber Ginger Mint Agua Fresca

  1. Reneeposted June 10, 2018 at 10:48 pm Reply

    Love this! I am a big fan of Lime and Ginger. This was so good and very thirst quenching. My boyfriend thought it could have used an orange in it to help cut the lime taste a bit.