Agua fresca, a refreshing drink made by blending fresh fruit with water and sugar, is quite popular throughout Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Put a new spin on this traditional beverage by adding extra layers of flavor with ingredients such as ginger or mint. Choose a combination you like and make a drink that suits your taste. Bottoms up!
Things You'll Need
- 1 large pineapple, roughly chopped into 1-inch pieces (about 5 cups)
- 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 1/2 cups water, divided
- Fine mesh sieve
- 1 medium bowl
- 1 sealable container
Step 1: Add the Ingredients to a Blender
Place the pineapple pieces, peeled ginger, sugar and 1 1/2 cups of water into a blender. Blend everything together until smooth.
If your blender can't fit all the ingredients at once, simply blend it in batches.
Step 2: Strain the Contents
Use a fine mesh sieve to strain the mixture into a medium bowl.
Step 3: Add Water and Sugar
Add the remaining 2 cups of water, stir and taste. If you prefer a sweeter drink, add more sugar.
Step 4: Store in the Refrigerator
Pour the agua fresca into a container, and store in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.
Step 5: Pour on Ice and Serve
Serve over ice and enjoy!