THIS RECIPE FOR IS A LIGHT AND REFRESHING FRUIT DRINK THAT ONLY TAKES 15 MINUTES TO MAKE, IT’S THE PERFECT WAY TO COOL OFF ON A HOT DAY!
If you haven’t tried agua fresca before, it’s a drink where fresh fruit is blended with water and sugar to make a delicious and refreshing treat. When I was younger my parents would take me to this Mexican restaurant nearby where they always ran a special burrito and drink combo meal. They would have giant jugs of homemade agua fresca and the flavors changed all the time – I would get my burrito and pick my flavor of agua fresca. That restaurant went out of business a while ago but ever since then I’ve loved agua fresca. I decided to introduce my kids to this fun drink, but with a little twist. Instead of blending my fruit with plain water, I used tropical citrus flavored vitaminwater.
I used fresh ripe mango and strawberries but you could use frozen if need be, if you do you’ll probably need to increase the amount of honey in the recipe. For fun, I also made ice cubes with my tropical citrus vitaminwater and added fresh strawberries and small mint leaves. That way when the ice cubes melt, it won’t water down the flavor of the drink.
To make this drink even more special I decorated the glasses by dipping the rims in water and then in sugar – my girls had never seen that before and they thought it was pretty much the coolest thing ever!