Cucumber Agua Fresca Recipe – Our fresh and tangy agua fresca recipe creates the perfect nonalcoholic summer mocktail!

Cucumber Ginger Mint Agua Fresca Mocktail Recipe

Why We Love This Agua Fresca Recipe

Sip, sip… Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!

That is the reaction of everyone who tastes our fantastic fresh-made agua fresca recipe.

Together, fresh raw cucumbers, lime juice, mint leaves, and ginger root create a bright and power-packed flavor, with subtle spicy undertones.

Served this fresh-made beverage over loads of ice, for a seriously refreshing summer mocktail!

Our Cucumber Agua Fresca recipe with ginger and mint 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.

Cucumber Agua Fresca - Summer Cucumber Mocktail Recipe

What is Agua Fresca?

Agua fresca, translated as fresh water or cool water, is a delightful Mexican nonalcoholic beverage you can make in just minutes! If you have never made agua fresca, you can learn how in no time!

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.

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

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

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Agua Fresca Ingredients

Cucumber agua fresca uses wholesome, good-for-you ingredients for a healthy and hydrating drink! Here’s what you’ll need for Cucumber Mocktails:

  • English cucumbers
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Granulated sugar
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Fresh ginger
  • Water
How To Make Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca - Summer Mocktail Recipe - ingredients in blender

How To Make Cucumber Fresca

This easy summer mocktail recipe is made in a large batch. You can make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for several days.

  1. Dump the cucumber, freshly squeezed lime juice, sugar, most of the mint leaves, fresh ginger, and half of the water in a blender jar. There’s no need to peel the cucumber or the ginger in this recipe as everything will be strained out later.
Easy Cucumber Lime Ginger Mint Agua Fresca - Summer Mocktail Recipe - in blender
  1. Blend well. Once pureed, pour the agua fresca through a sieve to remove the pulp.
  2. Add the rest of the water, stir and you’re done!

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How to Serve Cucumber Agua Fresca

To serve, pour the agua fresca into glasses filled with ice and garnish with more fresh mint.

Sip, ahhh. Sip, sip, ahhhhhhh!

That’s the sound of you enjoying refreshing Cucumber Ginger Mint Agua Frescas all season long.

To kick it up a bit and make an alcoholic cocktail, try adding an ounce of vodka, rum, or tequila to the glass and stir.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is agua fresca the same as juice?

No, agua fresca is a little different than juice because juice is made from the liquid that is pressed from fruit. Agua fresca is a combination of juice, water, and sugar for even more hydration and a light refreshing punch flavor.

Do I have to use sugar?

Technically, no. Agua fresca is traditionally sweetened with cane sugar, but you can use honey or agave syrup, or skip the sweetener altogether!

How long does cucumber agua fresca last?

You can store any leftover agua fresca in the fridge for up to 3 days! Stir before serving!

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Cucumber Agua Fresca Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Cucumber Agua Fresca with Ginger and Mint– Our fresh and tangy agua fresca recipe creates the perfect nonalcoholic summer mocktail!
Servings: 6 drinks



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



This non-alcoholic “mocktail” can be kicked up with vodka or tequila.


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 113kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 0g, Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 12mg, Potassium: 203mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 195IU, Vitamin C: 15.4mg, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 0.4mg
Course: cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Sommer Collier
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