Fresh berries, mint, filtered water and sweetener is all that is needed to whip up a refreshing batch of Blackerry Mint Agua Fresca. This natural ‘fresh water’ drink is perfect for non-alcoholic celebrating of Cinco de Mayo or to take the edge of a blistering hot summer day!
If I were to ask what drink is most popular to pair with delicious Mexican food you’d most likely guess a Margarita which arguably is the case.
However for those choosing not to to have a cocktail, Blackberry Mint Agua Fresca is a fantastic choice!
Cinco de Mayo is a perfect reason to enjoy traditional Mexican food and drink to join in the holiday celebration.
Whether it be at home or at a favorite Mexican restaurant, it’s a fun day to relish delicious Mexican fare.
This Blackberry Mint Agua Fresca is a fantastic sipper. Made with fresh berries and mint, the natural flavors are completely thirst-quenching in a gorgeous shade of ruby.
It is not overly sweet, allowing the natural flavors to shine. It’s completely refreshing being mostly water.
This agua fresca recipe can be blended up in 10 minutes allowing a perfect last minute booze-free tribute for a ‘cheers’ on Cinco de Mayo….or any day!
What is Agua Fresca?
Agua Frescas are ‘fresh waters’ made of fruits, flowers, or seeds mixed with water, a bit of sweetener to make a lightly-flavored non-alcoholic drink that is very refreshing.
They are incredibly easy to make and the combinations are limitless!
This delicious Champagne Mango-Lime Agua Fresca recipe is another favorite ague fresca recipe.
Made with Champagne Mangoes, also called Ataulfo Mangos, it has a tropical taste and gorgeous orange color.
Blackberry Agua Fresca Ingredients
Water. Use filtered water if possible. The flavor quality of the water will effect the end flavor of the agua fresca recipe.
Blackberries. Use fresh blackberries.
Lime juice. You’ll need the juice of one lime. I use a handheld juicer which extracts the juice quickly and easily.
Mint leaves. Use fresh mint leaves.
Agave nectar. Used to sweeten the agua fresca. Granulated sugar or honey can also be substituted. Depending on the sweetness of the blackberries, more agave nectar may be needed than the recipe indicates.
How to make Agua Fresca
STEP 1. Blend
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Puree until completely pureed.
STEP 2. Strain
Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve to remove any berry seeds and mint leaves.
STEP 3. Serve!
Serve over ice.
How to store Agua Fresca
Store in a sealed glass jar or container (preferably) for up to 72 hours.
Do not add ice to the drink when storing. As the ice melts it will dilute the agua fresca.
Use ice in serving glasses only.
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Blackberry Mint Agua Fresca
- 4 cups filtered water
- 2 cups fresh Blackberries
- Juice of one Lime
- ¼ cup fresh Mint Leaves
- 2-3 tablespoons Agave Nectar
- Combine all ingredients in the blender and blend until fully liquefied.
- Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove berry seeds and any mint leaves. Serve over ice.
Originally published: April 30, 2017