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Mango Ginger Agua Fresca

Quench your summer thirst with this super refreshing Mango Ginger Agua Fresca. 

Mango Ginger Agua FrescaSummer is my favorite time to entertain because the party is always outside (plus I don’t have to clean my house!). Set the table, stock the cooler, fire up the grill and settle in to savor an al fresco evening with family or friends. And while we love our cocktails here at Garnish with Lemon, I also keep the kids and designated drivers in mind when we have guests for dinner. This Mango Ginger Agua Fresca is way more refreshing than a bottled sports drink and leagues healthier than a can of soda. 

Have you ever had agua fresca? It’s essentially a mix of real fruit, water and a hint of sugar that’s popular in Mexico and Central America. It literally means “fresh water” and is incredibly refreshing, especially on a hot summer day. Because I can’t leave well enough alone, I added some fresh ginger to my agua fresca. It gives the drink just a bit of zip and is a tasty complement to the sweetness of the mango. (FYI, this beverage would look gorgeous in one of those clear acrylic decanters with the spigot, in case anyone is looking for a birthday gift for me.) Float a few mango cubes in the drink along with the ice, and have guests help themselves. My bet is they will be sipping Mango Ginger Agua Fresca long after the sun sets. 

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Mango Ginger Agua Fresca
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Total time
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 2
  • 1 large ripe mango, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 2 cups of water, divided
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar (depending on the sweetness of your mango)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  1. Place mango, ginger and 1 cup water in a blender. Puree until smooth. Press liquid through a fine mesh sieve into a small pitcher or large measuring cup. Add remaining cup of water, sugar and lime juice. Gently stir to combine. Refrigerate for at least two hours.
  2. Fill two glasses with ice and evenly divide agua fresca between glasses. Serve immediately.



  1. By clear acrylic bottles with the big spigot, do you mean the one I still wasn’t allowed to buy even with my 20% off coupon?! I need one. If only to make this beautiful and refreshing agua fresca for a party. Seriously, it looks so amazing and refreshing.
    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) recently posted…Caramel Bacon PopcornMy Profile

    • Oh no! I sense a back story here, Kim. Hope you found a deal somewhere else!

  2. I totally need to make agua fresca this summer. I’ve seen so many great flavor combos, and it seems so simple and refreshing! Plus, mango + ginger is awesome!
    Julie recently posted…Everything You Need to Get Started With Water-Bath CanningMy Profile

    • I agree, Julie; ginger + anything = awesome!

  3. Well this really does look incredibly refreshing! I am a huge fan of ginger, I try to use it often. I could see this becoming my new favorite drink!
    tanya recently posted…Sweet Tea Lemon BarsMy Profile

    • Now we’re ready for some summer heat, right? Bring it!

  4. It’s so humid here right now so that drink looks like exactly what we need. Love it!
    Marly recently posted…Bacon-Flavored Almond SliversMy Profile

    • It’s super refreshing, Marly. Hope you try it!

  5. This drink sounds so, well, refreshing (duh). :) Love the mango and ginger combo!
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough recently posted…banana coconut cream pieMy Profile

    • I’m discovering that I’m kind of a mango-ginger freak, Steph. Already thinking of what I can do with those flavors next…

  6. I love agua frescas and mangoes!! This combination looks too good!
    Ami@NaiveCookCooks recently posted…Pistachio Lemon Bars with Coconut Whipped CreamMy Profile

    • It’s tasty, Ami!

  7. What a perfect summer drink!
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction recently posted…Baked Chocolate Chip Donuts with Peanut Butter GlazeMy Profile

  8. It’s hot and muggy here, so this gorgeous drink would be perfect right at this moment! :) Definitely the right kind of drink for a summer dinner party!

  9. I love that mango drink.


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