A pile of fresh limesGlasses of cucumber aquafresca

Cucumber agua fresca

3rd April 2020

This ‘fresh water’ drink, created to quench your thirst in the hot Mexican sunshine and rehydrate the body, is served at many cantina tables in Mexico. Made from water, cucumber and sugar, it’s intensely refreshing.


Makes 3 glasses

4 English cucumbers or, better still, 8 short, fat Lebanese ones, which have much more flavour
½ Serrano chilli or other green chilli, finely chopped
Juice of 5 limes
4 tablespoons agave (sugar) syrup
1 litre water
Handful of mint leaves, plus extra to garnish pinch of salt


Whiz all the ingredients in a blender, then strain through a fine sieve lined with muslin. Pour into 3 tumblers and serve with plenty of ice and sprigs of mint.

Written by Beth Palmer

Passionate about Pork Pibil tacos, Beth is Wahaca's Senior Brand Manager, often spotted with her dog Seb by her side.

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