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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

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
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.
Servings: 8


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


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


Serving: 1drink, Calories: 129kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 14mg, Potassium: 100mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 25IU, Vitamin C: 40.9mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 0.3mg
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Author: Sommer Collier

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15 comments on “Agua Fresca”

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

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

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

  5. So refreshing and delicious!

  6. What a fun drink! :)

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

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

  10. This is a perfect drink for a hot day!

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

  12. 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.

  13. This looks extremely refreshing. Love that pink hue.