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!
Add a half bag of ice in each to serve.
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.