Peach Agua Fresca

Peach Agua Fresca

Peach Agua Fresca

As the weather warms, peaches ripen and become sweetest in early summer. Take advantage of that sweetness with this peach agua fresca recipe, supplemented with a slight amount of sugar if desired. The riper the peaches you use in this recipe, the less sugar you’ll need. Agua fresca, which translates to “fresh water” in Spanish, is a refreshing beverage popular in Mexico and other Latin American countries, as well as parts of the American Southwest. It's typically made by blending fruits, flowers, grains, or herbs with water, sugar, and sometimes lime juice, and then served chilled. Infused peach water is what we did here. We hope that this Peach Agua Fresca recipe inspires you.

Peach Agua Fresca peach water recipe

Peach Agua Fresca | Infused Peach Water Recipe


  • 5 fresh peaches, diced
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • ice as needed
  • 4 shots rum
  • soda water as needed
  • mint to garnish
  • 3 limes, quartered
fruit on cutting board

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  1. Combine the diced peaches, water, and sugar in a sauce pot over low heat.
  2. Cook on low for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the peaches have softened and can be easily mashed.
  3. Remove the peaches from the heat and allow them to cool completely.
  4. When the peaches have cooled, mash them until mostly smooth.
  5. Place a small layer of the peach pulp at the bottom of four glasses. Fill each glass with ice.
  6. Twist the mint leaves and then add them to each glass. Optional: add one shot of rum to each glass. 
  7. Top each drink with soda water and lime as a garnish, stir, then serve.

Peach Agua Fresca peach water recipe

History of Agua Fresca

The history of agua fresca stretches back to the pre-Columbian era, with some believing the Aztecs enjoyed similar drinks made with local fruits and flowers. Legend even suggests they used ice from nearby volcanoes to chill their concoctions. While the exact details are unclear, it's evident that these refreshing beverages have been a part of the region's culture for centuries.

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Over time, agua fresca diversified with the introduction of new ingredients. Hibiscus flowers, known as Jamaica, arrived in the 16th and 18th centuries, giving rise to the popular agua de Jamaica. Horchata, a rice-based drink with origins in North Africa, also became a staple. By the 1940s, agua fresca, along with its frozen cousin the paleta (popsicle), migrated north with street vendors, becoming a beloved element of street food culture in the United States, particularly in the Southwest. 

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Popular Agua Fresca Flavors

  • Tamarindo: Made from the pulp of the tamarind pod, offering a tangy and sweet taste.
  • Jamaica: Hibiscus flowers steeped in water, creating a vibrant red drink with a tart flavor.
  • Horchata: A creamy and slightly sweet beverage made from rice, milk, and cinnamon.
  • Watermelon, pineapple, and cantaloupe: Utilizing the natural sweetness and refreshing qualities of these fruits.

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Key Points About the History of Agua Fresca

  • Origins: Believed to date back to the pre-Columbian era, possibly enjoyed by the Aztecs.
  • Ingredients: Traditionally made with fruits, flowers, or grains, water, sugar, and sometimes lime juice.
  • Popularity: Gained widespread popularity in Mexico and other Latin American countries, particularly in street markets.
  • Variations: Some popular flavors include tamarindo, jamaica (hibiscus), horchata (rice milk with cinnamon), pineapple, watermelon, and cantaloupe.
  • Spread: Migrated to the United States in the 1940s through street vendors and became a staple in many areas.

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Peach Agua Fresca

Today, agua fresca remains a beloved beverage, offering a refreshing and flavorful way to quench your thirst, especially during hot weather. Its long history and diverse variations make it a delightful cultural experience enjoyed by many. Agua fresca comes in countless variations, reflecting the diverse flavors of its heritage and the creativity of its makers. We hope that this Peach Agua Fresca or peach water recipe inspires you. Cheers!

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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    We don’t have a Bahama Breeze around here, but I always hit up the one in Orlando every time I am down there!

  2. AW, MAN. have one for me until I can partake later this year. Those look divine!

  3. I love new drinks and this one looks like it will be one I’ll like ….maybe too much. We will be having this one for Girls Night Out!

  4. That drink sounds and looks yummy. Our closest Bahama Breeze is about 45 minutes away. Might be worth a trip and make a night out of it.

  5. Mary Happymommy

    I would like to check out the festival on my husband’s birthday.

  6. Amanda Sakovitz

    I love strawberry margaritas!

  7. Elena

    I would check it out on my husband’s birthday

  8. HS

    I like Strawberry Mango Margaritas.

  9. Dang, no Bahama Breeze close to me! But I do love a good Margarita and a good sipping Tequila, it’s what I bring back aside from Jewelry when I visit Mexico!

  10. Oh no! I didn’t celebrate National Margarita Day! I really need to try that Peach Mint one though!

  11. Deb Jackson

    I have been there yet but it is on my to do list soon.

  12. Nataly Carbonell

    Can’t wait to check out the margarita festival on my anniversary. 😀

  13. Let me mark my calendar! I also pinned this recipe. I need to spend some money to get the ingredients. It looks amazing.

  14. margarita day! I know a few people who are celebrating right now. Every day is margarita day for them

  15. That peach mint margarita looks fantastic … and I don’t care for margaritas! I might have to give it a try anyway!

  16. We don’t have a Bahama Breeze here either, but had to laugh at Robins comment. We always go to the Orlando one when we visit Disney too lol.

  17. I have never been. What better excuse to nudge me there than to win a gift card. Totally entering. Thanks for hosting. 🙂

  18. Wow how cool. Had no idea this day existed! I don’t drink though, but this is fun! They look so good!

  19. A classic lime margarita is my favorite. BUT your peach mint recipe looks really good too! Now I want a margarita!!

  20. I don’t drink alcohol, but the flavor combinations sound delightful. I can’t wait for warmer weather.

  21. Joyce Harrell

    I love margaritas made with agave and no mix.

  22. Annette

    I plan on checking out the #VivaLaRita Festival the next time I’m in a city with a Bahama Breeze.

  23. Darn, I missed National Margarita Day. Guess I’ll have two to make up for it!

  24. You have me totally convinced! I absolutely want a Viva La Rita now!

  25. Now that is a holiday I would not mind. Great drink.

  26. Samantha C.

    I have a Bahama Breeze right by my house and can’t wait to go!

  27. Mmm, that looks so good! I can’t believe I missed National Margarita Day. I’ll have to make up for it!


    My favorite margarita recipe is a classic margarita with fresh lime and lemon juices, sugar and tequila! #VivaLaRita Festival!

  29. Seyma Shabbir

    I love a peach margarita!!

  30. Leigh Anne Borders

    My husband makes a Sangria margarita that I love!

  31. Um, delicious. I’ve never seen a margarita like that before. Making me thirsty. Looks like something to serve up for the next Mom’s Night In.

  32. This looks like a refreshing drink. I will have to try this recipe the next time i have some guests over.

  33. Stephanie Phelps

    I plan on going on Friday in March for our monthly date night it sounds like a great time!

  34. Jennifer Tilson

    I’d love to have their Ultimate Margarita. My favorite is a raspberry and lime margarita.

  35. Carolsue

    Strawberry Mango margaritas are excellent!

  36. I plan on checking out the #VivaLaRita Festival during the month of March.

  37. Ellie Wright

    I would check it out during Spring break.

  38. Annmarie W.

    I’m not a big fan of original margaritas. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE frozen watermelon margaritas!

  39. Beth Hill

    I love any type of berry margarita’s, especially a wild berry mix.

  40. courtney b

    living in Arizona I love a prickly pear margarita OR a jalapeno margarita.


  41. Jenniferanne

    I will check out the Festival on Spring Break

  42. Thomas Murphy

    I like mango margaritas.

  43. steve weber

    my favorite is straight up on the rocks no salt.

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