Agua fresca

Agua fresca

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For a bit of Mexico without the side-effects, Jeanne Calitz prescribes this fruity cooler.


  • 2 cups fruit of choice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 t lime juice
  • 1–2 t sugar
  • 1 cup water (sparkling or still)
  • soft herbs (like mint or lemon verbena), to garnish

Cooking Instructions

1. For the perfect thirst quencher, place fruit (combos such as watermelon + strawberry; kiwi + apple; mango + pineapple) along with water, lime juice and sugar in a blender. Blend until smooth, strain and chill.

2. To serve, add another cup of cold water (sparkling, maybe?) and garnish with soft summer herbs like mint or lemon verbena.

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Photograph: Jan Ras
Production: Bianca Strydom 
Food assistant: Nadia Meyer 

Jeanne Calitz Recipe by: Jeanne Calitz
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Jeanne Calitz is the commercial projects editor at TASTE. She is also a food, travel and arts writer, as well as a seasonal cook.

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