Nothing is quite as refreshing this minty, cool agua fresca recipe!
Each sip of this drink is minty, tart and sweet!
My kids love to have lemonade stands. While I admire their enterprising ambitions, I pretty much hate letting my kids sell things to our neighbors.
I suppose I take it all too personally. I feel like I am asking my neighbors for money through my kids. If my kids were selling something good, that would be one thing, but while my kids have a surplus of creativity, they lack quality merchandise.
In addition to the classic lemonade, our kids have sold pencils they found laying around the house. My youngest once sold pipe cleaner holiday ornaments, another time the kids sold melted ice pops that they marketed as “juice” and yet another time the kids sold rubber band bracelets.
I typically allow the kids to make a lemonade stand but insist on cashless transactions. It’s ok to give the lemonade away and only take money if our neighbors insist on paying.
This theory changed the day I made this agua fresca recipe. This is the kind of beverage that is so refreshing, that everyone will want some! This year I will personally hold an agua fresca stand and I will charge for every single cup!
What Is Agua Fresca?
Agua Fresca means “fresh waters”. Agua fresca is a light fruit drink popular throughout Mexico. It’s simply made by blending fruit with water, a bit of sugar, and a little lime juice.
This recipe is incredibly easy and always a big hit.
What Do I Need To Make Agua Fresca?
Fresh Mint Leaves
How To Make Agua Fresca
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until blended.
Pour the agua fresca over a fine mesh strainer to discard solids. Serve over ice.
How Long Is Agua Fresca Good For?
Keep your agua fresca stored in a pitcher in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. However, as you get closer to the 4th day, the taste could start to turn bitter. The sooner you consume this drink the better!
Agua Fresca Flavors
There are so many ways to change up this recipe! Some popular Fresca flavors are watermelon, strawberry, honeydew, cantaloupe, pineapple, cucumber, lemon, raspberry, or mango. You could even add fresh herbs like basil (think strawberry basil)
Agua Fresca’s are a great way to capitalize on seasonal fruit. They are easy to make and healthy than store-bought processed fruit juices.
Be sure to blend the fruit completely, you want to extract as much juice as possible!
You may have to press the mixture as your strain it, again, this is to make sure you get as much flavor as possible!
I would remove any large piece of herbs, they will turn bitter if left whole while refrigerated.
Play around with the sugar! You can add more or less depending on taste. You can also use a sugar substitute, or even maple syrup or honey!
This agua fresca recipe is exactly what you need on a hot summer’s Serve over ice. day, and just like this Cucumber Mint Cooler Recipe or this Brazillian Lemonade Slushie, it will cool you down and quench your thirst in the best possible way!
- 4 cups water
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 bunch mint leaves
- Zest from one large lime
- 5 limes juiced
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until combined. Drain agua fresca over a fine mesh strainer to discard solids. Serve over ice.
Amount Per Serving Calories 0Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g