Fruity and herby, this agua fresca drink is incredible and loaded with fresh flavors!
Agua fresca is one of our favorite thinks to sip in the summer. If you have never heard of this delicious drink, it is essentially a fresh juice made from fruit. “Agua” means water in Spanish and “fresca” translates to fresh.
Fresh water sounds pretty refreshing to us! This is one non-alcoholic drink that you are going to obsess over.
"fresh juice made from fruit"
You can find all different kinds of agua fresca across Latin America. It is very often made using watermelon, cantelope or any other very juicy fruit. Many times, this refreshing drink is just one ingredient- fruit juice!
However, we like to switch it up a little and make a drink that is even more flavorful.
Our recipe is made with fresh peaches and lavender. When peaches are ripe and in season, they are incredibly juicy. Imagine drinking a big glass of that cool, sweet juice- sounds like something out of a dream!
Lavender pairs very well with peaches and gives this amazing drink recipe a whole new depth of flavor. Both fresh and dried lavender will taste great so use whichever you can find.
Lavender is also very healthy. It is said to reduce stress, calm anxiety and even relieve pain. Maybe add a little extra lavender if you need some more of its soothing powers…
Is horchata and agua fresca the same thing?
Horchata is actually a type of agua fresca. It is made by blending fruit and water with a small amount of sugar. It is essentially water that is mildly flavored. Horchata is water that has been flavored with rice, cinnamon, and sugar.
What is agua fresca in Mexico?
It is a blend of water and fruit. In Mexico, a little sugar and lime juice are often added to the drink.
Does agua fresca need to be refrigerated?
Yes, it should be refrigerated. The fresh fruit juice keeps the best in the fridge. It also just tastes best when nice and cold!
What does agua fresca taste like?
The flavor of this drink reflects the type of fruit used to make the drink. Our peach lavender recipe tastes like peaches and lavender! It is a mild, watery juice that is refreshing and versatile. You can make this recipe out of almost anything, giving the drink the exact flavor you want!