Watermelon-Strawberry Agua Fresca


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Two mint sprigs, plus more for garnish
  • 1 inch made of fresh ginger, cut into pieces, and then thinly chopped
  • Salt Pinch
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon cubes
  • 2 cups hulled strawberries
  • Cool sparkling and ice to serve


  1. In a small pot, mix the sugar with the water. Bring to a simmer over a moderate flame until the sugar dissolves, approximately 1 minute. Remove the pan from the flame. Add two mint leaves, salt, and ginger, and allow to stand for at least 10 mins.
  2. Strain the syrup through the blender. Add the strawberries and watermelon and blend until the consistency is smooth.
  3. Fill eight glasses with the ice. Pour the agua fruta into the glasses, then top the drinks with sparkling water. Add mint leaves and serve.

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