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!
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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