Saturday, July 7, 2012

Watermelon Agua Fresca

This has been one of the hottest starts to summer that I can remember in many years. This week alone temperatures have not dropped below 90 degrees, well at least until the night. When I found out the forecast for the weekend was going to reach  temperatures over 101 degrees I had no plans to go anywhere!

I have been wanting to make my own Agua Fresca for a while, and figured that this weekend would be the perfect time. With a predicted forecast as hot as "melting" this would be a wonderful way to keep my chicas hydrated and happy in a healthier way then a sugary soda or juice box. Agua Fresca is a popular drink in Latin America, it is a mix of fresh fruit, agua (water) and a small amount of sweetener such as sugar but I used agave in mine.

Agua Frescas can be made using an array of fruits such as guavas, strawberries, mangoes even cucumber, I decided to make Watermelon Agua Fresca because I knew that was a flavor that my chicas would agree upon. I was a little disappointed about the taste of the first pitcher, I think I used a little too much salt and lime.

Also the agave is something I love to use in baking, but for me in a drink it didn't give the touch of sweetness I was looking for.  I have a feeling though that this is going to be a long, hot summer so I will have plenty of time to refine my skills in making an Agua Fresca Perfecta! Stay Cool and enjoy the rest of your weekend! ♥


Karla Boza said...

I'm from El Salvador and we call it "fresco". Watermelon is by far one of my favorite flavors. Keep it up!

Karla Boza

chica chocolatina said...

Karla, thanks for the intersting fact! I know there are many names for dulce de leche, the many paises de latin america. I didn't know the agua freca had different names as well!

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