Agua Menta Naranja

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"Chris I think you could get gallons of water and add stuff"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (301.5 g)
  • Calories 33.9
  • Total Fat - 0.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0.4 mg
  • Sodium - 11.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 7.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 6.4 g
  • Protein - 0.6 g
  • Calcium - 38.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 27.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Fill the base of your jug with fresh mint leaves and slices of orange, and cover with a few inches of cold water.

Step 2

Muddle the mixture together so that the flavors are infused.

Step 3

Just before your guests arrive fill up the jugs with cold water.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For the best flavor, use freshly squeezed orange juice instead of store-bought.
  • Use fresh mint leaves for the best flavor, not dried mint.

  • Substitute lemon for orange - This substitution will give the drink a more tart flavor and a more refreshing taste.
  • Substitute sparkling water for still water - This substitution will provide a more bubbly and effervescent drink, which will make it more enjoyable to drink.

Lemon-Ginger Agua Menta Naranja Replace the orange with 2 lemons, and add 1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger. Muddle the mixture together so that the flavors are infused. Just before your guests arrive fill up the jugs with cold water.

Tortilla Española: This classic Spanish potato omelette is the perfect accompaniment to Agua Menta Naranja. It is a simple, delicious dish that is full of flavor and pairs nicely with the refreshing mint and orange flavors of the drink.

Gazpacho: This chilled tomato-based soup is the perfect complement to the Tortilla Española. It is light and refreshing, with a hint of garlic and other spices. The cool, refreshing flavors of the gazpacho will balance out the heartiness of the omelette, making for a delicious and balanced meal.


Q: How much water should I use?

A: You should use 6 cups of still water and 6 cups of ice for this recipe.

Q: Can I use other types of water?

A: Yes, you can use sparkling water instead of still water, or use a combination of both.

3 Reviews


I cut the recipe in half and put it in my infusion water bottle, refrigerated overnight. I loved the subtleness of the taste, and it made drinking my required water a more pleasant thing (I don't like water!). Next day, I made a whole pitcher - love it! Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(9 Jun 2020)


I scaled this back just for me. I made the concentrate and then added it to water and ice. I did add a little sugar. (personal preference only) i loved the subtle flavor of the orange and mint together. Thanks for sharing another winner dienia. Made FYC tag game.


review by:
(19 May 2020)


This water drink was pretty refreshing and I can see how well it would go during summer. I didn't use the full amount of water, but used everything else as described. Very clean taste. Thank you dieniab for sharing.


review by:
(19 Mar 2016)

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Fun facts:

This Agua Menta Naranja recipe is very popular in Latin American countries, especially in Mexico. It is believed to have been created by Mexican actress, María Félix, who was known for her love of mint.

Agua Menta Naranja is also known by the name Agua de Valencia, which was inspired by the Spanish city of Valencia. This city is famous for its orange groves and its signature drink, Agua de Valencia, which is made with orange juice, sparkling water, and a hint of mint.