12 Aguas Frescas Recipes to Make Drinking Water a Party
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12 Aguas Frescas Recipes to Make Drinking Water a Party

Bring a taste of your fave taqueria home with these 12 refreshing aguas frescas. Beyond being a terrific booze-free option for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta, they’re a great way to cool off and stay hydrated all year long. Keep a pitcher filled with these fruit-flavored waters in the fridge as a tasty alternative to super sugary soda and juices — your taste buds will thank you!

1. Strawberry-Pineapple Agua Fresca: Sweet-tart pineapple and summer strawberries make this refreshing, healthy drink practically irresistible. (via Just Putzing Around the Kitchen)

2. Cucumber Agua Fresca: Cucumber comes out of the salad bowl and into the glass with this lime- and ginger-enhanced sip. (via Plants on the Plate)

3. Horchata Russian: Our homemade, dairy-free horchata is delicious whether or not you go full Dude by adding vodka and Kahlua to the mix. (via Brit + Co)

4. Watermelon Lime Sparkling Agua Fresca: Lime-flavored sparkling water is an ingenious way to add extra interest and a welcome dash of effervescence to this four-ingredient melon cooler. (via Shared Appetite)

5. Pineapple-Ginger Agua Fresca: Reach for this agua fresca any time, but especially when you’re feeling a bit bloated. The pineapple and ginger within are a powerful, puffiness-fighting duo. (via At the Corner of Happy and Harried)

6. Pineapple Mint Coconut Water Frappe: A splash of coconut water is key for upping the tropical feel of this frothy, fresh pineapple frappe. (via The Pig + Quill)

7. Tamarind and Date Agua Fresca: Frozen tamarind pulp is worth seeking out to make this classic agua fresca flavor. (via Epicurious)

8. Spicy Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca: Chill out and heat things up at the same time with this kicky jalapeño-melon cooler. (via The Kitchy Kitchen)

9. Peach and Basil Agua Fresca: We can’t wait to try this out with summer’s juicy, sweet peaches and fresh-from-the-garden basil. Until then, swapping in frozen fruit is a great way to go. (via Tesco Real Food)

10. Blackberry Chia Agua Fresca: Give your body a superfood boost with this tangy, chia-seed-flecked blackberry limeade. (via Girlichef)

11. Orange and Carrot Agua Fresca: A mix of cara cara and blood oranges gives this brightly flavored beverage a vibrant hue and an especially tantalizing taste. (via The Broken Bread)

12. Melon and Strawberry Agua Fresa: This agua is a great way to use up leftover melon and any not-so-pretty berries you may have in the fridge. It may be tempting to forgo it, but don’t skip the mint garnish — that small touch really takes the blend to the next level. (via So Much Love)

Are you a fan of aguas frescas? Share your favorite flavor combos with us below!