Agua fresca, a refreshing drink made by blending fresh fruit with water and sugar, is quite popular throughout Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Put a new spin on this traditional beverage by adding extra layers of flavor with ingredients such as ginger or mint. Choose a combination you like and make a drink that suits your taste. Bottoms up!
Add the Ingredients to a Blender
Place the pineapple pieces, peeled ginger, sugar and 1 1/2 cups of water into a blender. Blend everything together until smooth.
Strain the Contents
Use a fine mesh sieve to strain the mixture into a medium bowl.
Add Water and Sugar
Add the remaining 2 cups of water, stir and taste. If you prefer a sweeter drink, add more sugar.
Store in the Refrigerator
Pour the agua fresca into a container, and store in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.
Pour on Ice and Serve
Serve over ice and enjoy!
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Kristan Raines has been passionate about baking ever since she was a little girl. She is a baker, author, food stylist, and photographer, whose creations can be found on her award-nominated blog The Broken Bread.