I just got back from Mexico and my favorite drink there was a basil-lime aqua fresca. It is so delicious and refreshing that I thought I would replicate it at home.
If you’re going to make them you might as well make a party out of it! I pulled up my thrifted metal cart and Katie started mixing!
We made fruit purees out of fresh fruits. You could use whatever fruit sounds good to you. I used my food processor. Then we juiced some lemons and limes, pulled some fresh herbs, and made a simple syrup with one cup of water and one cup of sugar simmered together.
My favorite is basil, cucumber, lime, simple syrup and good old Rocky Mountain tap water. An aqua fresca is meant to be refreshing and not too sweet. You want to be able to taste the water.
Katie liked the watermelon, mint, lemon, club soda and simple syrup.
Just put a tablespoon or two of any puree that you like, add some herbs and crushed ice and muddle them together.
You could use club soda and fruit purees to make a healthy alternative to sugary sodas!
Here is to a sweet summer weekend!