Agua Fresca

Agua Frescas is a refreshing, easy-to-make, fruit-infused drink that is served throughout Mexico 
 The perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer day or anytime you need a delicious healthy energizing drink.

Agua Fresca

Origin of Aguas Frescas, according to Mexican lore, the Aztecs muddled the first Aguas Frescas from fruits gathered while paddling along the waterways of Tenochtitlán.


Agua Frescas (Spanish for "cool waters", or literally "fresh waters") are light non-alcoholic beverages made from one or more fruits, cereals, flowers, or seeds blended with sugar and water. They are popular in Mexico and the United States.


This cool and refreshing drink is quick and easy to make, all it takes is the fruit, lime juice, water, and a little sugar. If you want Aguas Frescas a little sweeter and you don’t want to add sugar try adding coconut water.

  • Blend together 2 cups of fruit with 2 cups of water*, lime juice, and sugar* at high speed until smooth.
  • Strain through a medium strainer for seeds, the pulp(fiber) is beneficial. Pour into a large pitcher or bowl. Stir in the remaining 1 1/2 cups of water.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour or longer. Fill a glass with ice, pour in the agua fresca, and serve with a sprig of mint or lime slice. 
  • Want less sugar? try Stevia or a sugar substitute instead of granulated sugar
  • Filtered water will give Agua Fresca a better taste

Agua Fresca with mint

Best Fruits to use for Aguas Frescas

Combinations of these fruits are delicious...adding mint, ginger, lemon or orange juice takes this refreshing drink to a different level of yumminess!
Try this with sparkling water!
  • Strawberry - add a little chunk of banana
  • Mango - mix this with fresh squeezed orange juice
  • Pineapple - just a little ginger 
  • Honeydew Melon - add cucumber for an exotic taste
  • Papaya - orange juice with this fruit is awesome
  • Watermelon - try this with a little mint
  • Cantaloupe - strawberries are great with this melon

Agua Fresca

Storing Agua Fresca
  • Can I freeze Agua Fresca? - Absolutely! Place liquid in an airtight container or storage bag, it will keep for up to 6 months in the freezer.
  • Agua Fresca will stay fresh for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Other Uses for Agua Fresca

Leftover Agua Fresca is perfect for the following:
  • Popsicles - Perfect for the kids and grandkids.
  • Slushies - I use the ice cubes and make slushies

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Agua Fresca