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!
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.