Watermelon and Hibiscus Agua Fresca

A refreshing, not-too-sweet summer drink featuring our dried ginger hibiscus tea, available in the Farm Stand.

Traditionally, agua frescas are light, non-alcoholic drinks made from fruits, flowers, grains, or seeds and blended with water. That’s basically what we did here and we love the bite of ginger and hibiscus mixed with the sweetness of the Sugar Baby melon.

Sugar baby watermelon being sliced with sharp blade.
1sugar baby watermelon, seeds removed
1/4 cuporganic cane sugar
1/4 cupThe Ecology Center dried hibiscus ginger tea
Dried hibiscus ginger tea being measured into cup over a pot.

First, you’ll make your tea. In a pot, add 1/4 cup dried tea and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, adding 1/4 cup sugar, stir and turn the heat off. Let the tea steep for ten minutes and allow to cool while you prepare your watermelon.

Watermelon pieces being placed into blender.

Cut your melon in half, remove seeds and rind. Transfer the flesh to your blender and blend until smooth. Add enough water to make 4 cups total of liquid total. If juice is particularly thick, add more water.

Watermelon and Hibiscus Agua Fresca being strained over a mason jar.

Pour your melon juice into a pitcher or large jar. Next, strain your cooled tea into the melon juice. Stir and serve right away over ice. If you need to store it, add a lid and keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Watermelon and Hibiscus Agua Fresca being poured into mason jar.