12 Light + Refreshing Agua Fresca Recipes
Agua fresca, which is Spanish for “fresh water,” is a combination of fruit, flowers, herbs or seeds, sweetened and blended with water to create a refreshing beverage. It’s kind of like lemonade, but significantly sexier. So go ahead, fish around your fruit bowl and blend up an agua fresca of your own! Here are 12 fresh and fruity recipes to get you on your way to fresca fabulousness.
For a simple no-fuss recipe, check out this cheat sheet and simplify the process from start to sip. It even suggests using sparkling water for a fizzier agua fresca! (via Babble)
Watermelon is the perfect base because it’s sweet and also has a super high water content. Liven it up with a squeeze of lime and you’ve got yourself a perfect pick-me-up! (via Lauren Conrad)
If you can find a ripe mango, or have time to let one ripen, chop it up and sip away. (via Garnish with Lemon)
The only thing more delightful than sipping an agua fresca is enjoying it as a light and summery popsicle! Try these variations with watermelon and cantaloupe for a fast and easy frozen fix. (via Little Inspiration)
This creamy twist on agua fresca combines tropical flavors like coconut and guava to transport you to an island of pure beverage bliss. (via Honestly Yum)
This pick gets a special bite of freshness from summer basil — perfect for friends and foodies alike. (via The Kitchn)
12. Watermelon Agua Fresca Mimosa: This recipe guru did what we were all thinking all along… she spiked her fresca with some champagne to make it a mimosa! Genius.