Watermelon-Jalapeno Agua Fresca


Agua fresca = Cool waters

Between my last post and today I have really not posted one single thing to my site! Call it post-European-travels-torpor if you will, but whatever it has been it seems to be lifting or at least moving horizontally! My brain and body have both been over stimulated and it took a few weeks for me to settle down. Basically I had to re-enter my domestic life and world of work gently and purposefully. I have traveled abroad quite a few times over my lifetime and this happens every time upon re-entering my “real world”. C’ est le vie!

In a later post I will share with you some of my photos and a recipe to two. While in my post re-entry period I will keep it sweet and simple with this recipe for “Watermelon-Jalapeno Agua Fresca” which will hydrate & cool you down with a little spicy bite. Good for the dog days of August.


I had a quarter of what might be the best watermelon I have ever eaten and a wee jalapeno pepper lying listlessly at the bottom of my produce drawer. A thirst-quenching duo!


Melon and pepper, seeds and all tossed into my blender….with a little icy cold water.


Ah….just what I needed after a morning of yard work!


You can use a honeydew or cantaloupe as well for this hydrating agua fresca as well.

Watermelon-Jalapeno Agua Fresca



  • 4 cups sweet, juicy watermelon
  • 1 cup ice-cold water
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper




  1. Place melon, water and pepper in a blender and puree until liquid.
  2. Chill and serve or drink immediately over ice.


Garnish with thinly sliced jalapeno peppers for more “kick”

Add your favorite chilled white wine.

Make with any of your favorite melons.

Teresa Blackburn    website: teresablackburnfoodstyling.com

22 thoughts on “Watermelon-Jalapeno Agua Fresca

  1. I’m thinking tequila for a margartia with attitude! Welcome home Teresa. This is a refreshing way to ease back into life. I love the floral stenciled board background on this post!

    1. Yes tequila would be magical and perfect! For once I was trying to make something to drink without alcohol but it seems the fans want alcohol…so pour it it and sip it up….This is just a little background I found and just love it. Thanks.

    1. It has been a truly busy summer in a good way, but busy is busy! If you know what I mean? Traveling, and then to come home to back to back photo shoots with Wouter still in Santa Fe has been a bit daunting to deal with…he is home soon and we will catch up.

  2. Another mind boggling creation from you Teresa! Perfecto! The combination of fresh sweet melon serves the refreshing part and the chilies to it act as a catalyst! WOW 🙂 A must try for me now!

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