Agua fresca (which translates to ‘fresh water’) is a non-alcholic drink that’s popular in Mexico and Central America. It can be made with fresh fruit, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, flowers (such as Hibiscus), and herbs.
It’s made of natural ingredients making it a better choice than something like soda (with artificial flavors, colors and lots of high fructose corn syrup).
This tasty drink can be served filtered or with the fruit pulp, though I recommend without unless you want it more like a smoothie.
What does it taste like?
Aqua fresca tastes like fruit juice but lighter. It has a nice little pop of sweetness and added vibrance from the citrus.
You’ll find it’s very quick and easy to make and it’s something everyone will enjoy, especially on a hot day!
6 Medium cucumbers
1/3 Cup lime juice
20 Fresh mint leaves
1 Cup of honey
2 TB Fresh ginger
6 Cups cold water
Partially peel the cucumbers. Cut them into large pieces and place them in a blender.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender.
Blend until smooth, taste and add more sweetener as needed.
For little to no pulp, use a fine mesh sieve to strain the liquid into a pitcher. If using a high-powered blender, straining should not be necessary.
Serve chilled or over ice.
Store in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days in a tightly sealed jar or bottle. Shake or mix before serving.