Agua Fresca Recipe
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Agua Fresca Recipe

Agua Fresca Recipe

Agua Fresca Recipe

If you've been reader around here for a while then you probably already know that I love to host parties and have people coming over. So needless to say, I'm already preparing everything for a Cinco de mayo get together! Nothing too complicated, just delicious drinks, a couple of appetizer and good friends and family.

Actually, between you and I, Cinco de mayo is one of my favorite party themes! It's so laid back and colorful and people are always in a good mood + I get to eat and serve all the delicious Mexican fare I love, yes chips and guac could pretty much be my soulmates.

Agua Fresca Recipe

And I know we all love a good margarita but there's nothing more refreshing, especially for the heat of May, that a big pitcher of Agua Fresca. Aguas Frescas (literally fresh waters) are like light, nonalcoholic juices made with fresh fruits, herbs, and seeds.

Agua Fresca Recipe

I personally love the strawberry and the watermelon ones but the lemon mint agua fresca is by far my favorite! In my opinion, there's nothing that's more refreshing, delicious or loved by the crowd than this agua fresca.

Agua Fresca Recipe

Making it is incredibly easy, just prepare a traditional lemonade, add some lemon wedges and some mint leaves and that's it. When it's time to serve it add a lot of ice and get refreshed.

Agua Fresca RecipeMy best advice is to make it in advance, prepare the agua fresca pitcher the night before and place it in your fridge. In my experience leaving enough time for the fruits and herbs to mingle with the lemonade packs the agua fresca with a punch of flavor. If you are feeling like adding something extra you can also add some strawberry or pineapple slices, or even some watermelon cubes.

Agua Fresca Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon of water
  • 4 lemons
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • simple syrup

Directions

  1. Cut the lemon in small wedges and slices.
  2. Roughly chop the mint leaves
  3. Pour the water in a pitcher, add the mint leaves and the lemon wedges. Stir in simple syrup to taste.
  4. Let it sit for a couple of hours so the water gets infused with the lemon and mint flavors.
  5. Serve cold and enjoy.

Agua Fresca Recipe

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  1. I will have to try this! Looks and sounds so refreshing and so easy to make.

  2. Catherine Sargent

    This sounds like a refreshing drink. It would be perfect for a hot afternoon by the pool.

  3. Pam

    We love agua fresca in our house! Our favorite is mango but we should definitely make this one soon! Yum,

  4. That sounds so refreshing for a summer day. Add a little splash of alcohol and it’s the perfect cocktail!

  5. This Agua Fresca recipes sounds really refreshing! The combination of mint and lemon isn’t something I would have thought to mix together, but now I really want to try it!

  6. I love aqua fresca! It’s so simple to make and thirst quenching too.

  7. Looks like a good drink to try. I’m being thirsty right now.

  8. What a refreshing recipe to make on a hot summer day. I will most certainly be making this over Summer vacation.

  9. A lot of the Mexican restaurants out here serve numerous types of agua fresca and they are all so amazingly good. The watermelon and cantaloupe varieties are my favorite.

  10. Crystal

    I try to be good and drink all the water I should. It can be so boring. I need to try this agua fresca recipe.

  11. I would love drinking this with my own chips and guac for Cinco de Mayo! Sounds like a perfect combo.

  12. I am all about a good Cinco de Mayo party! I’m coming to your house! 🙂

  13. Oh this looks so refreshing for summer! I get so bored with water, what a great way to jazz it up

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