Watermelon Agua Fresca Rum Cocktail
If you travel to the Dominican Republic, amongst the beautiful beaches, the views, and the people – You will find an ever-present bottle of Brugal rum. From clubs, to bars, to beaches - The ubiquitous bottle of Brugal is one you cannot miss.
Watermelon Agua Fresca
- 12-14 cups seeded watermelon cubed
- 3 cups cold water
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
Watermelon Agua Fresca Rum cocktail
- 1 slice lime
- 4 fresh mint leaves
- A few cubes of watermelon
- Watermelon agua fresca
Make the watermelon agua fresca:
Add the watermelon to a blender and puree until mostly smooth. Add water and puree until incorporated and smooth. Strain of its pulp into a sealable jar. Add sugar and give it a shake until the sugar is incorporated. Taste and adjust the sugar as needed.
This makes about half a gallon of agua fresca.
Make the cocktail:
To an 8oz glass add the lime, mint, and cubed watermelon. Crush with a cocktail muddler or a wooden spoon until the juices of the lime and watermelon are released. Fill the glass with ice; pour agua fresca till about ¾ of the way, then top with rum. Or you can go half on it – Half a glass of agua fresca, followed by half a glass of rum. It’s your cocktail, homeslice.
Agua fresca makes about 8-10 cocktails.