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I had agua fresca for the first time when we were on our honeymoon in the Mayan Riviera last summer. It was love at first taste! I’m not a big fan of juice, so I was pleasantly surprised how much lighter and less sweet the aqua fresca was from regular juice. I was even more pleasantly surprised to find that these are so simple to make at home- it’s just fruit, sugar, water, and lime juice. You can use this recipe with just about any kind of fruit, but I used strawberries here. The measurements I use are the product of lots of trial and error, so feel free to adjust the ingredients to your liking!
4.5-5 cups fruit, chopped for smoother blending
1/4 cup sugar or sugar substitute (I used Splenda), plus more to taste at the end
juice of 1 lime, plus more to taste at the end
3 cups of water
Pour everything into the blender. I hope your blender is nice and water-stained like mine.
Blend until it is nice and smooth with a watery consistency.
Place a fine mesh strainer into a pitcher.
Slowly pour the blended liquid into the strainer.
Use the back of a spoon to push all the liquid through the strainer, leaving just the seedy, pulpy leftovers.
If you want, add more lime juice and sugar to taste. Serve in a glass full of ice, and garnish with a lime wedge.
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