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These days, it seems like sipping on a spicy peach fresca has become my new favorite summertime hobby. Each sip is filled with juicy sweet peach flavor and mouthwatering heat from a fresh serrano pepper. Try this unique summery drink today!

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Spicy and sweet is a flavor combo that’s daring, but almost always delicious. Between spicy margaritas and Mexican hot chocolate, I thought I’d already experienced the height of spicy and sweet flavors mixing together.

However, this spicy peach agua fresca has both of those treats beat! The natural sweetness of peaches and the heat of a fresh serrano pepper creates a truly unbelievable flavor experience. While both the peach juice and agave nectar keep things nice and sweet, the lime juice and serrano pepper make sure every sip is well-rounded with complex flavors. I even toss a little but of flaky sea salt into the mix too, just to make this drink even more irresistible! I’ve also been known to serve this refreshing fresca with my frozen mint lemonade.

This is perfect as is, but if you’re turning this spicy sweet peach fresca into a cocktail, I recommend using either unflavored tequila or rum, depending on what your preference is. To mix the alcohol with the other ingredients, simply follow the same recipe as it’s listed, but add a shot of your favorite liquor!

A peach slice and serrano slices sit atop a glass of peach juice.

Variations

  • If you can’t find a serrano pepper, you can use a jalapeño! If you like it even spicier, try this with a habanero pepper, but don’t say I didn’t warn you!
  • Add a different fruit for a combination of flavors! Combining peaches and strawberries would be really refreshing.
  • Muddling mint before serving the peach frescas would yield a fresh flavor addition!

Storage Instructions

This is best made and served day of. If you happen to have leftovers, you can keep it in the refrigerator for 1 day but that’s about it. Stir to mix before drinking it again.

5 from 4 votes

Spicy Peach Agua Fresca

A little spicy, a little sweet. Each sip is filled with juicy sweet peach flavor and mouthwatering heat from a fresh serrano pepper!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 drinks

Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 3 cups (462 g) fresh sliced peaches
  • 1 serrano pepper, optional
  • 5 cups (1183 ml) water, divided
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup (59 ml) agave nectar
  • teaspoon sea salt flakes, optional
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Instructions 

  • Place the peaches, serrano, and 1 cup of water in a blender and blend until smooth.
    fresh peaches, serrano chile, and water in a blender
  • Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a pitcher.
    straining peach mixture through a metal mesh sieve into a clear pitcher
  • Fill with the remaining ingredients (4 cups water, lime, agave) and stir.
  • Serve over ice and sprinkle sea salt flakes on top, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink, Calories: 88kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 88mg, Potassium: 225mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 19g

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3 Comments

  1. I just tried this drink, and it was amazing! Each sip was a perfect mix of juicy sweet peach flavor and a little kick from the fresh serrano pepper. Thanks for the great recipe!

  2. I’ve never had such a refreshing drink as these peach agua frescas with a spicy kick. This will be my go to for afternoons by the pool this summer.