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Fantastic recipe… Definitely a must for hot days! I have a question though. How long would it last in the fridge? I mean could I make 2-3 days supply at a time?
This is best consumed the day it’s made, but it will still be good on the second day, the colors will just be a bit muddied. Another reader suggested freezing this drink in silicon molds and then popping it out whenever you want it!
This recipe is AMAZING — it is so refreshing I made it for a work event and everyone loved it!
really, really, really amazing recipe! so frigging good! i made it a few times, exactly as stated, and it was super tasty!!! ten stars out of five. :D
liked very much, would like to know about antoher drink I cannot perfect yet. kiwi, cucumber, lime and mint. found at local latin markers. simpy delicious..
AMAZING! So refreshing!!
So glad you liked it Sarah! It is rather refreshing for the summer, isn’t it?
Amazingly good and simple. When it is hot and the garden gives you lots of cucumbers this is a great solution. Very flexible recipe just adjust to your taste, Used 1/2 # of Armenian cucumber, a good handful of spearmint from the garden and juice from half a bearss lime a md added 3 Tbls of simple sugar and then just added cold filtered water when I pureed it. I made it an hour a head of time, and greeted my guests with a glass at the door . Used a sprig of mint as a garnish
This recipe taste great! Wouldn’t change a thing
Refreshingly delicious and a great hit. I tripled the recipe for a party, and it took longer than expected to strain out the liquid from the pulp, so I used a cheese press to hasten the process. Otherwise, it was quick, easy and simple. I can’t wait to make it again on a hot summer pool day.
I’ve been wanting to try a cucumber agua fresca for years – finally tried your recipe – DELISH!!! Can’t wait to make more!
I also want to try mods – can’t wait to try some jalapeno, based on some surprisingly wonderful drinks I have had. And, maybe a no-sugar, or lighter sugar one – I think that would refresh me more so I could drink more of it.
Also – I will mention that after I blended, there weren’t many solids left in the strainer. The body of the drink was fine – like other agua frescas. .Also, the mint and lime were plenty strong – feel free to try this recipe even if you are a bit short. Thanks so much for posting!
I’m so glad you liked it Lori! It is one of my favorite summer drinks.
I made this about a month after it was 1st posted and I loved it, never forgot it. I hadn’t made it again til a little while ago– it’s FANTASTIC!! Why did I wait so long to make it again??? Thanks for the recipe!!
I know, right? So so good!
this is good for calcium without having to drink dairy. good for lactose intolerance. I would skip the sugar and go with your suggested replacement though. still natural sugar but its better simply because it has other nutrients in it. plus it tastes good.
I’ve been making this stuff for years. If you want to make it without sugar (no guilt, healthier) WITHOUT sacrificing sweetness or taste, add honeydew melon. The melon is sweet enough to get the job done, and pairs so well with the other veggies/fruit that you don’t really get a “melon” taste. It’s wonderful, and I drink tons of it without compromising my diet or workout regime. :)
Delicious! I had a cucumber in the fridge and a bunch of mint on the counter that needed to be used before it went bad. This was the perfect way to use them. Thanks!
Holy guacamole that’s DELICIOUS! I don’t usually enjoy drinking cucumber; this has made me a convert. My husband brought the party by adding vodka, tasty. This would be a decadent addition to a party bar.
As recommended, I caked the mash on my face and sat in the steam room. Very refreshing although maybe a little harsh for frequent facial use. Next I will use it on my tired feet!
Thank you for this fantastic refresher, inside and out!
So delicious!! I’ve had this drink before, at a tiny Mexican restaurant in downtown LA. Just as good as I remember it. Thank you for posting.
i finally made this, been wanting to all summer. delicious. one guest suggested maybe adding cream to make it a soup. i really enjoyed it just the way it was! great job thanks.
i enjoy making and eating so many of your recipes. you do a wonderful job.
it was enjoyed by 6 out of 7. one friend just doesn’t indulge in too many green things. especially liquids.
thanks so much,
Thank you for the recipe! I have been enjoying it this summer.
One thing I realize by trying both peppermint and spearmint is that, I prefer using peppermint over spearmint. Peppermint gives the drink a milder taste. Sometimes I found spearmint a bit overpowering that could remind me of Altoids or dental floss. (Well, I love Altoids and things minty but not too much in a drink)
That’s weird, in that peppermint is the flavoring for Altoids, not spearmint. ~Elise
I am just about to make this, but I am cheating slightly on “juicing” the fruit (cucumber and lime) using my J.L juicer. I’m also going to brew the mint like a tea after it goes through a food processor, so that the water is hinted with mint, instead of being over powering (my picky husband and all). I’ll let you know how it turns out!
I am always looking for recipes that would go well with my juicer, I have found it to be a marvelous addition to my kitchen :)
This is so delicious! I just happened to stumble it and I’m very glad, the whole family loves it.
One thing I did accidentally that turned out really good was to chop the limes up with the cucumbers and blend the whole thing together. After rereading your article I tried it both ways, and I think the blending time with the lime oils really does something nice for the drink.
Thanks again for posting it :)
That will certainly intensify the lime flavor! ~Elise
My favorite flavor is a simple cantaloupe… my sister hates it because though she loves cantaloupe, she has an allergy to it that makes her gums swell.
But all the same, Agua Fresca is one of my favorite drinks… living in Fort Worth, so close to Mexico, we have a ton of taquerias down here and of course our favorite serves Agua Fresca… I get it every time we go! I will have to show this recipe to my mother… she just may want to try it.
Oh, and if you’ve never tasted a cantaloupe Agua Fresca, I urge you to try one! :D