Cucumber Agua Fresca

Drinks don't come more refreshing than this Cucumber Agua Fresca recipe. Try it with fresh mint for the coolest fresca drink ever.

Cucumber Agua Fresca
Photo: Con Poulos
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 4 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and sliced into 1/2-inch slices (about 5 cups)

  • ½ cup water

  • Pinch of salt

  • 3 cup ice cubes

  • 1 small bunch fresh mint or basil (about 1 cup)

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • Agave nectar or sugar syrup*

  • Cucumber spears (optional)

*Sugar Syrup

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup granulated sugar


  1. In a blender container combine cucumber, water and salt. Cover and puree until smooth. If you want it perfectly smooth, sieve mixture, but this is not essential. Add ice cubes and mint; blend until slushy. Stir in lime juice and sweeten with agave nectar to taste. To serve, add a cucumber spear to each glass. Makes 6 servings.

*Sugar Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar; heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Cool. Pour into a jar and store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

73 Calories
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 73
% Daily Value *
Sodium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 10.6mg 53%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 376mg 8%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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