Sparkling Guava Agua Fresca

Sparkling Guava Agua Fresca

October 6, 2023

After making guava jam, I still had a fair amount of guavas on hand that were threatening to go bad. On a particularly warm day, I craved a refreshing fruity beverage and decided to use the remaining guavas as a base for an agua fresca.

Guavas in colander
What to do with all this fruit?

No cooking, just blitzing

What makes this a perfect summer drink is it requires no cooking. The guavas are cut up in chunks, placed in a blender with water (rind, seeds, and all), and blitzed into a puree. The mixture is passed through a fine mesh sieve to remove any large chunks of rind and the seeds (which are like hard pebbles).

This fruit base just needs a little time in the refrigerator before serving.

Sparkling Guava Agua Fresca single glass closeup

To serve

I like the effervescence of sparkling water but this drink works just as well with still water. The guavas we have in Hawaii, while tart, are on the sweeter side so I like to add a squeeze of lime to the glass. And if you prefer an adult beverage, top off the agua fresca with a little rum or vodka.

However you prefer your agua fresca, find a nice shady spot, stretch out, and enjoy!

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Sparkling Guava Agua Fresca

Sparkling Guava Agua Fresca

  • Author: She’s Almost Always Hungry
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


This bubbly, refreshing drink features sweet and tangy guava. It’s perfect for a party or a summer afternoon, lounging in the shade.



1 pound guavas

2/3 cup sugar, to taste*

2 cups water (still)

4 cups sparkling water


Cut off the ends of the guavas and cut into 1″ chunks. Place in a blender.

Add the sugar and the 2 cups of still water. Blend until the guava are broken down (about 60 seconds).

Strain through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the seeds and pulp.

Add the sparkling water. Taste and add more sugar if desired. Chill at least 1 hour.

Serve over ice and garnish with mint and lime slices. Add a splash of rum or vodka for an adult beverage.


*The common guavas found in Hawaii are on the sweeter side and not as tart. More sugar may be needed to balance more tart varieties.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Inactive Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian-American


  • Calories: 136.97
  • Sugar: 28.92 g.
  • Sodium: 38.79 mg.
  • Fat: 0.79 g.
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 32.94 g.
  • Fiber: 4.08 g.
  • Protein: 1.93 g.
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: guava, sparkling water

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