You guys! Finally…kids are out of school for the summer break! I’m so ready for my kids sleeping in, all the water activities, long and fun summer days! In honor of Summer and the holiday breaks I am doing my first Summer Blog Special…Aguas Frescas! I will be posting during the summer holiday an agua fresca recipe a week that you can make and sip during these hot days!
Aguas Frescas translates to Cool or Refreshing Waters. They are delicious drinks common throughout Mexico and some Latin American countries. Like any other recipe, everyone has their own method and ingredients but I can assure you that for the most part it consists of water, sugar and the main ingredient such as fruit, vegetable or grain. Agua de Limón is my absolute favorite drink! It is beyond refreshing, sweet and with a hit of tartness. Normally I eyeball everything when I make it, but I will admit that it took me a couple of tries to get the lime juice to sugar ratio just right..but I did it! Well at least for my own taste buds!
I do want to remind everyone who does happen to try them out, feel free to adjust the drinks to your taste. If you like it sweeter add more sugar, if you need more flavor add more of the main ingredient. However this is a good base to start off and you can work it to what you and your family would love, but lets be real…this is already a great tasting drink.
Enjoy this summer blog special my friends!☺
Yields: 2 Liters Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes
- 8 Cups Water
- 1/2 Cup Lime Juice (freshly squeezed)
- 1 Cup Sugar
Slice limes in half and squeeze 1/2 a cup of lime juice to make 2 liters (8 cups).
For 1/2 cup I used about 7-8 limes.
If you are making more than 2 liters, double or triple the recipe.
In a pitcher add lime juice and sugar to combine.
Stir in water until sugar is dissolved.
Serve over a lot of ice or refrigerate until ready to serve…with a lot of ice!