Agua frescas are a refreshing fruit-infused beverage popular in Mexico and Central America. Typically made by blending fruit, sugar and water, here we make our own version by combining fresh cantaloupe with tart lime and spicy chilies. Did we mention that it would also make for a tasty cocktail with the help of a little tequila?
Spicy Cantaloupe Agua Fresca Makes 28 oz
12 2-inch cubes fresh cantaloupe
2 slices fresh chilies
3 oz fresh lime juice
1 1/2 oz agave syrup
28 oz water
Combine all ingredients in a 32 oz Mason jar. Seal and shake for 30 seconds.
Let mixture infuse, refrigerated, for six hours.
Serve over ice. The infusion will last in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.