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Aguas Frescas

- submitted by Dahlia on 07-21-2008 
(Agua Fresca, Aguas Frescas, Fruit Juice, Fresh Juice)

Aguas Frescas is the spanish word for "fresh water". It generally refers to a cool and refreshing Mexican beverage made with a combination of any one fruit/ multiple fruits/ cereals/seeds, water and sugar. Aguas Frescas is very commonly sold in India under the name 'fruit juice'.

The varieties of fruits/ cereals that can be used include grapefruit, watermelon, guava, apple, orange, mango cashew apple, cantaloupe, honey dew, passion fruit, papaya, grapes, peach, nectarines, tamarind, cucumber, lime, lemon, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, cranberry, dried hibiscus flower, rice, barley seeds etc.

Fruit(cubed) - 3 cups
Water - 1.5 cups
Sugar - 4 tblsp
Grapefruit Agua Fresca

Cranberry Agua Frresca

1. Blend the fruit with the water. If it is a citric fruit(lime, lemon, grapefruit, orange, tangerines), juice it 
using a juicer.
2. Pass the fruit pulp through a fine sieve and strain the clear juice. 
3, To this add the sugar.
4. Aguas Frescas is ready. Chill and serve this cool and refreshng drink.

- The juice of 1 lime can be added with any agua fresca for a different touch.

Grapefruit Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca

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