Agua Fresca, meaning ‘fresh water’ in Spanish, is a non-alcoholic drink. It originates from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, but it’s becoming more and more popular here in the US. Typically, aguas frescas contain fruit, grains, seeds or even flowers mixed with sugar and water. We’re putting our own twist on things; these are the flavor combos your tongue’s dreams are made of. Plus, these mixes eliminate all the added sugar (and therefore the added calories) that customary recipes call for. Traditionally, aguas frescas are made in big batches and enjoyed by many. Sounds like it’s time to invest in a jug (or three).
Directions for All Recipes
- Combine all ingredients and allow flavors to marry overnight for best results. When serving, make sure each glass gets a bit of the now flavor-infused berries. Now it’s a fiesta.
Coconut-Guava Agua Fresca
Planning a staycation? This agua fresca recipe will make you feel like you’re at a street vendor on a sunny day in Mexico City. ¡Olé!
- 1 bottle Molokai Coconut
- 1 can Guatemala Guava
- 1 pint fresh strawberries, quartered
Peach-Pear Agua Fresca
A little sweet, a little tart, a little bubbly, a lot refreshing. Enjoy this agua fresca recipe wherever your summer fun takes you. And feel free to extend the invitation our way; you sound like a good time.
- 1 bottle Panama Peach
- 1 can Indonesia Nashi Pear
- 1 pint raspberries
Pineapple-Mango Agua Fresca
No matter where you are, this agua fresca will take your mind somewhere al fresco. But we must warn you, its deliciousness can get a bit out of hand. Daydream responsibly.
- 1 bottle Malawi Mango
- 1 can Peru Pineapple
- 1 packed cup basil