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Watermelon and Honeydew Aguas Frescas

July 1, 2010

Agua frescas, or “fresh waters,” are light, cooling fruit drinks so magically refreshing it’s clear why they’re the unofficial thirst-quencher of Latin America.

In their purest form, agua frescas are simply blended fruit, water, and a little lime – the essence of summer fruit, sipped through a straw. Adding an herb-infused simple syrup (and maybe a splash of vodka) opens a world of inventive flavor possibilities.

The key is to use the ripest fruit you can find. Taking my cue from the agua fresca vendors around New York this week, that meant watermelon and honeydew, with pineapple, mango and peach appearing later in the summer. Simply throw your fruit of choice in a blender with some water, sweeten to taste and serve. For the recipe, check out the full post on The Kitchn.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. July 1, 2010 11:23 pm

    I’m so delighted by these! :-) What cool, freshness, pretty colors and delicate flavors. I love it. :-)

  2. July 1, 2010 11:41 pm

    These look delightful! You’ve really captured fresh, “summery” feeling with these shots.

  3. Julie permalink
    July 2, 2010 2:37 am

    Mm, sounds delicious and so refreshing! I love these bright summery colors here too!

  4. July 2, 2010 4:36 am

    Perfect summer drinks!

  5. July 2, 2010 5:10 am

    These look amazing –I really love the sound of the honeydew basil, myself. Summery, fresh, and very pretty.

  6. July 2, 2010 6:30 am

    Nice idea to use flavored syrup…to use herbs and spices always make me happy…

  7. July 2, 2010 8:59 am

    I’ve fallen in love with aguas frescas! now I can’t wait to make my own aguas frescas!
    You captured beautifully the summery feeling, I’m enchanted!

  8. July 3, 2010 8:45 am

    Your photos are perfect. Your aguas frescas gives the idea of truly refreshing!
    Cool!!!

  9. July 3, 2010 8:45 pm

    beautiful photos, make me want to reach to my screen and grab one of those refreshing concoctions! very nicely done!!!

  10. July 7, 2010 1:57 pm

    That looks beautiful and summery! Perfect for hot weather such as today!

  11. July 19, 2010 3:24 am

    Hey Liz..lovely blog!! Fantastic pictures! I shall be a regular visitor now on..Happy Blogging :)

  12. July 23, 2010 3:25 pm

    lovely presentation

  13. July 24, 2010 9:53 pm

    This look delicious and refreshing

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  1. Aguas frescas con cocomero, lime, menta e basilico | Juls Kitchen
  2. Watermelon aguas frescas with lime, mint & basil syrup | Juls Kitchen
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