Agua Fresca Beverage

Prepare Time: 10–15 min

A cool summer drink that is mixed primarily with sugar and water, then mixed with specific seeds, flowers, and / or in-season fruits. The preparation trick with this drink is the infusion of fruit, flower, or seed essence in water without turning it into a smoothie. They are then usually stored in large plastic jars called “Aguas Frescas Vitrolero de plastic”, or glass counterparts, when put up for sale or distribution.

Ingredients

  • 2- 4 cups drinking water
  • 2- 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • ½ -1-tablespoon lime or lemon juice
  • 1-2 cups flower or seeds of your choice, OR
  • 2 – 4 cups fresh fruit of your choice
  • (Optional) Crushed ice or ice cubes

Directions

1

If using a blender, chop your chosen fruit, flower or seed variation, then puree.

2

Pour the strained puree into a pitcher, and then mix in the drinking water and sugar.

 

3

Stir vigorously. To sweeten further the beverage, add more sugar.

 

4

Squeeze fresh lime or lemon on top afterwards to garnish. Alternatively, you can garnish with mint, basil, or ginger.

 

5

Traditionally, instead of using a blender, the fruit is mashed with a fork in a mixing container. The sugars, water, garnish and ice is then mixed together.

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