Agua Fresca is Spanish or Portuguese for “fresh water,” and is often made up of pureed fruits and water, mixed with flowers, herbs or seeds.
Okay, okay. I might have bought a bunch of mangos at the market late last week with no immediate plan for them. Buuuut, they were on sale for like .66 each, and I just couldn’t say no.
Does anyone else do this?!
Like I’ve said before, Jeremy and I don’t really eat mangos all that much – so they’ve just been sitting there on our counter, ripening away. So I thought today was the day I think of some creative ways to use up my sale mangos. Because I’m not letting them go to waste! No way.
Hence, this Mango Lime Agua Fresca was made. And you know what? I think I might love mangos now. Blended with a mix of regular water and O.N.E. Mango Coconut Water, this drink is just screaming “SUMMER TIME BABY!” with its gorgeous hue of sunset yellow, and irresistible balance of sweet mango and sour lime juice.
I didn’t use any sugar in this recipe (my mango fruit were juicy and sweet enough on their own), but you can feel free to add it to taste, if you like.
Booze would obviously work great here too – maybe spiked up with some vodka or tequila, if you wish, however Agua Fresca is traditionally served without alcohol. It’s also great with a splash of sparkling water.
Striped Paper Straw courtesy of Greenmuch
My favorite part about this drink is how surprisingly refreshing it is. A lot of times with juice, you just end up thirstier than before, but this recipe really does quench your thirst.
- 1 Mango
- 1 Lime
- 1 Cup ONE Mango Coconut Water
- 1 Cup Water
- Sprig of Mint
- In a blender, add mango flesh, coconut water, regular water and the juice of a lime
- Combine until smooth. Pass mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove any lumps or impurities
- Slap or muddle a few sprigs of mint and place inside glass, along with a few lime slices
- Fill glass with ice, and serve