Agua Fresca, which translates to "fresh water", is refreshing drink made with strained fruit pulp, water and lime juice. It is simple to make and is a significant step up from bottled fruit juice! If you are looking for an impressive, delicious, non-alcholohic drink for your next Fiesta, this is a great choice. And, it can be made with any juicy fruit, such as strawberries or watermelon.
Cantaloupe Agua Fresca
(Recipe originally from Food Network)
- 1 large cantaloupe or half a watermelon, seeded and diced (about 3 cups)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 to 3 limes, juiced
Puree cantaloupe and pour through a fine sieve to eliminate pulp. In a pitcher, mix strained fruit puree with water and season with sugar and lime juice, to taste.