Reminiscent of Mexico's popular agua frescas or "fresh water" drinks, this spicy watermelon juice recipe is all the good without the added sugar.
Popular in Mexico, aguas frescas (which is Spanish for “fresh waters”) are light, flavorful drinks made by blending fruit with sugar and water. This is our spicy (optional), sugar-free version of the fresh beverage.
In Mexico, you can find fruit aguas frescas made from with these fruit varieties:
- prickly pear
- passion fruit
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Equipment note: We used the M-1 commercial juice press to make this juice recipe, but you can use pretty much any type of juicer. Just keep in mind that the quality will always be higher when using a juice press.
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|watermelon||14.4 oz||408 g||3 cups cubed|
|green apple||1.17 oz||33 g||1/5 medium apple|
|beet (red variety)||0.36 oz||10 g||1/10 beet|
|lime||0.23 oz||7 g||1/5 lime|
|fresh mint||0.11 oz||3 g||3-4 mint leaves|
|chili pepper (optional)||0.09 oz||3 g||serrano variety|
Wash the produce.
Remove the watermelon rind (optional, see pro tips below), weigh, cube, then place directly into the juice press chamber.
Weigh the rest of the ingredients.
Grind the rest of the ingredients and press.
You can actually leave the watermelon rind on if you prefer (there are nutrients in the skin) but the juice will look less vibrant and will mellow the flavor a bit. If it is not that sweet, I would definitely peel.
If the mint stems are green and soft you can juice those as well.
You can remove the serrano chili pepper seeds for a milder flavor or keep them in for added heat.
Want more? Try our other summer juice recipes:
- Refreshing Watermelon Juice Recipe
- The Best Fresh Strawberry Juice Recipe
- Golden Sweet Green Juice Recipe
- Fresh Pressed Lemonade Recipe
- Refreshing Cucumber Green Juice Recipe
- Homemade V8 Juice Recipe