The cooling and refreshing Agua Fresca de Pepino literally translates to fresh cucumber water. You might remember that I made a jug of this delicious drink for our artsy afternoon of Frida Kahlo Head Vases, you can read about it here. Agua Fresca is a Mexican drink and can be made with almost any fruit; watermelon, cantaloupe, lime, strawberries, papaya, guava, tamarind as well as with nuts, seeds and grains.
Here is a recipe for a super tasty Agua Fresca de Pepino which is a healthy alternative to soft drinks (and so much better if you ask me!) Perfect for those hot summer days ahead!
2 large cucumbers (about 4 cups) – peeled & chopped
1 tablespoons or to your taste – granulated sugar or sweetener
juice of 3-4 limes
(I think fresh mint would be great too!)
In a blender, combine cucumber, sugar/sweetener, lime juice, and 1 cup water. Puree until smooth. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher, using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to help push the liquid through the sieve.
Discard fruit pulp, add 1 more cup water to the pitcher. Chill before serving!
Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.