Agua Fresca is a traditional Latin American drink made of fruit, water, and a sweetener. It reminds me of the sweet and fruity drinks I had as a kid, only agua fresas are made with the real thing!
With my agua fresca, I skipped the sweetener and used mint to add a hint a sweetness instead. You can use the sweetener of your choice, to taste if yours still tastes too tart for you.
Serves: about 6 cups
- 3 cups pineapple chunks
- 3 cups water
- 25 mint leaves
- Place all the ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. If you don't have a powerful blender you may want to strain out the pulp.
- Serve over ice or cold or both!
You can try this with different fruits and herbs. The pineapple mint agua fresca would also be a great base for a grown-up rum cocktail.