Guava Mint Agua Fresca, a Mexican Tradition

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Guava Mint Agua Fresca a Mexican Tradition
Guava Mint Agua Fresca a Mexican Tradition

A delicious and refreshing Guava Mint Agua Fresca is the perfect complement to any meal. In my Mexican culture we like to prepare agua fresca with seasonal fruit to pair with the meals. Drinking agua fresca is a fresh delicious Mexican tradition as well as a healthy option to complement the daily menu.

Offering guava mint agua fresca adds a portion of fruit combined with water with a little sugar to the intake. Honey, stevia or unrefined sugar like turbinado are often used to sweeten this drink.

Watch the video and see how this recipe is made.

Agua Fresca de Guayaba y Menta Una Tradición Muy Mexicana

Guava Mint Agua Fresca

Chef Adriana Martin
A delicious and refreshing Guava Mint Agua Fresca is the perfect complement to any meal. This drink is made with Mexican yellow guavas, turbinado sugar, purified water and fresh mint.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Beverages, Agua Fresca
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 12 yellow guavas cleaned and cut in halves
  • 1 cup tubinado sugar
  • 1 fresh mint sprig
  • 8 glasses purified water
  • 8 servings frappe ice

Instructions
 

  • Clean the guavas with running water, cut the ends and slice in half.
  • With a spoon remove the seeds and place the guava shells in a bowl.
  • Add the guava shells to the blender together with the turbinado sugar, mint and water.
  • Blend for a few minutes and pour into a pitcher.
  • Add frappe ice to glasses and pour the agua fresca. Use a sprig of fresh mint to garnish.

Notes

Replace the turbinado sugar with stevia for a sugar free option.
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This guava mint agua fresca is refreshing and tasty
This guava mint agua fresca is refreshing and tasty

For this guava mint agua fresca I am using Mexican yellow guavas that I found at my local market. It is incredible but in the last fifteen years the diversity in fruits and vegetables offered in my area has expanded considerably. And now the supply of fresh produce is much better than when I first came to live in this country. Situation that makes me very happy because I cannot live without vegetables and fresh fruits.

I added to this drink fresh mint from my garden harvest as well as turbinado sugar to give it a rustic flavor. Then the agua fresca I poured into cute glasses filled with frappe ice. This guava mint agua fresca is delicious and extremely refreshing.

Garnishing the guava agua fresca with fresh mint
Garnishing the guava agua fresca with fresh mint

Offering natural drinks is a good addition to the summer menu. Recently I prepared a barbecue at home where I served pork ribs with guava and chipotle. Accompanied by white rice and beans. And I placed on the table a pitcher of this fresh water of guava with mint, which is wonderful for this feast.

Yellow guavas have a floral flavor and aroma. They grow in shrubs that can grow into medium-sized trees. This fruit I love because when I bring it home it is like bringing the aromas of Mexico to my kitchen.

A delicious and refreshing Guava Mint Agua Fresca, the perfect complement to any meal. In the Mexican culture serving agua fresca is a tradition
A delicious and refreshing Guava Mint Agua Fresca, the perfect complement to any meal. In the Mexican culture serving agua fresca is a tradition

If you like Mexican food adding agua fresca to your menu is what helps to experience a truly typical Mexican homemade meal.

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Yeu Doi

This looks so refreshing and healthy. I love anything with guava in it!

Soniya

I love guava but I have never had it in a drink..we usually just sprinkle some lemon salt and red chilli powder.. next time I get gauvas this is on my to make list.. looks and sounds super refreshing!!

swathi

In India we usually make Guava juice ,I love that food is connected in various parts of world. I like this guava agua fresca with guava and turbinado sugar I will give a try. I remember my school days we eat guava with touch of chili and salt as after school snack.

karyn

I really have to start making “Drinks” this looks so refreshing and delicious

Molly Kumar

This is such a delicious combination and perfect for summers. I do have some guava juice at home and I just need to get mint leaves to try this deliciousness soon 🙂 Love the recipe.

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