Agua fresca means “fresh water” in Spanish, and that’s exactly what this drinks is: a refreshing water-based beverage. Made up of little more than fresh fruit, citrus juice, and water, aguas frescas are the perfect way to cool down when it’s hot outside.
What to buy: Look for the ripest melons available in the produce section—the riper the melons, the less sugar you’ll have to add to the recipe. A ripe melon should be fragrant, heavy for its size, and should yield slightly to pressure at the stem end.
This recipe was featured as part of our Nonalcoholic Cocktails recipe gallery.