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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
  • Ice
  • Watermelon agua fresca
  • Rum


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.