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4 Delicious Agua Fresca Recipes and Bar


In LA, when the weather is warm during spring and summer, agua frescas are served at farmers markets, street fairs and flea markets. Agua fresca, Spanish for “cool water” or “fresh water,” is a mix of fruit, flowers or herbs, sugar and water creating a refreshing and tasteful drink for a warm day! I love them for parties and entertaining because they’re colorful, taste delicious and you can be creative when brainstorming unique flavor combos. They’re traditionally served in these and you use a ladle to pour them into cups. I also like to serve with a plate of fruit so guests can add in other berries for even more taste and color!

4 Delicious Agua Fresca Recipes

4 Delicious Agua Fresca Recipes

Add a half bag of ice in each to serve.


Mango & Pineapple Agua Fresca Recipe

  • 3 mangoes
  • 2 pineapples (save 1/4 for chunks)
  • 1 mango for chunks
  • 1 cup sugar (or your preferred sweetener)
  • 9 cups water

Peach & Lavender Agua Fresca Recipe

  • 12 peaches
  • 1/2 cup lavender (fresh or dried)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 16 cups water

Watermelon, Cucumber & Lime Agua Fresca Recipe

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 watermelon (save 1/4 for chunks and garnish)
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 cups water

Guava & Coconut Agua Fresca Recipe

  • 2 21 oz cans guava
  • 4 13.5 oz cans coconut milk
  • 16 cups water


  1. Roughly chop the fruit and add the ingredients (except the water) into the blender. My blender could only take half of the ingredients at a time, so I split it up. Pour the mixture into the containers, then add the water and ice. Each recipe makes 6 quarts.

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21 responses to 4 Delicious Agua Fresca Recipes and Bar

  1. Lauren Barnard
    April 8, 2015

    Where are the wooden ladles in the jars from?

    1. Eden
      April 8, 2015

      Hi Lauren! I bought those at a grocery store called Vallarta. If you have one near you they are only about $1.50 per one!! Such a steal!!

  2. Tammie
    April 8, 2015

    These drinks look DIVINE!!!! I can’t wait to try them

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  8. Emily Whitehouse
    July 3, 2015

    is there any way to convert thos recipe to single servings? Or at least to a smaller batch? I’d love to make these but I don’t want to make 5-6 quarts just for myself, and it would probably be a lot for a small group of ppl as well.

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  15. Gabriela
    June 9, 2017

    Where can I find the water jars ?

  16. Christopher Cane
    September 6, 2017

    Guava juice or paste for this recipe?

    Guava & Coconut Agua Fresca Recipe – makes 6 quarts
    2 21oz cans of guava <—
    4 13.5oz cans of coconut milk
    16 cups water

    1. Eden
      September 17, 2017

      We used guava paste 🙂

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