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Agua Fresca

Fresh and sweet Agua Fresca for Cinco de Mayo! This simple fruity concoction is muy bueno and takes no time to make – a perfect 5 Minute Fix!

Agua Fresca with Strawberries and Pineapple #cincodemayo #aguafresca #mexican #mocktails

Today’s Cinco de Mayo inspired 5 Minute Fix recipe is one of my favorite warm-weather beverages.

Authentic Agua Fresca is generally made with pureed fruit sugar and water, although some varieties can include seeds or grains.

Five Minute Fix

I can tell you with great certainty that this is an authentic agua fresca recipe, because my Mexican friend Adriana, was standing over me, dictating every move I made while I was mixing this particular batch.

She’s a stickler for following long rooted traditions.

I like the strawberry-pineapple combination the best, but you can make agua fresca substituting any fruit, including: canteloupe, watermelon, mangos, guava, even just lime juice.

Easy Agua Fresca with Strawberries and Pineapple #cincodemayo #aguafresca #mexican #mocktails

Agua Fresca is served two different ways.

Either serve it frothy (like mine) straight out of the blender, or strain out the pulp and foam, then pour over ice.


Agua Fresca

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled (cold)
  • 2 cups fresh chopped pineapple (cold)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 cups water (cold)


  1. Place the cold fruit, sugar and water in the blender. Puree until smooth and frothy.
  2. Serving options: Either pour into glasses and serve frothy, or pour through a sieve to remove the pulp, then serve over ice.

Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!

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15 Responses to “Agua Fresca”

  1. Liz @ The Lemon Bowlposted April 29, 2014 at 5:58 am

    We grew up drinking “liquidos” which is a similar drink my dad learned when he lived in Mexico. It’s the same as aqua fresca but you blend with ice. So good and refreshing.


  2. Tieghanposted April 29, 2014 at 6:47 am

    I love the fun colors of the drink and that it is alcohol free! Vey fun!


  3. Christine from Cook the Storyposted April 29, 2014 at 7:12 am

    This is a perfect drink for a hot day!


  4. Denise @ Sweet Peas and Saffronposted April 29, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Looks delicious and refreshing! Now I just need some warm weather…


  5. Jennie @themessybakerblogposted April 29, 2014 at 7:31 am

    This looks extremely refreshing. Love that pink hue.


  6. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Doughposted April 29, 2014 at 7:58 am

    This looks and sounds SO refreshing. Had no idea it was that easy to make, too! Pinned.


  7. Carol at Wild Goose Teaposted April 29, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Refreshing. Delicious. Easy. Spritely color. Authentic. Healthy. What else can I say???? This perfect for summer for adults as well as kids. Plus think of all the fun glasses you can use.


  8. Amandaposted April 29, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    What a fun drink! :)


  9. Meredithposted April 29, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    So refreshing and delicious!


  10. Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody)posted May 1, 2014 at 3:32 am

    A great drink for the whole family. Perfect for the summer time, it looks super refreshing!


  11. Bri | Bites of Briposted May 3, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    We made these today and enjoyed them poolside. Deliciously refreshing! Thanks Sommer!


    • Sommer — May 3rd, 2014 @ 7:21 pm

      Yay! So glad you liked them! :)


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  13. Shainaposted May 7, 2014 at 11:54 am

    SO refreshing!


  14. Mateaposted June 20, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    A cold drink with strawberries and pineapple during this summer heat? Yes, please!


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