Mango Agua Fresca
This light, refreshing drink popularized in Central America is a terrific thirst quencher on a hot summer day. The trick with making agua fresca (Spanish for “fresh water”) is to infuse the water with fruit essence without turning it into a smoothie or slushy drink.
• 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and cut into chunks
• 1 ½ cup cold water
• ½ teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
• ½ teaspoon agave nectar or honey, more or less to taste
• Lime wedges and mint leaves for garnish
In a blender, combine mango and water and blend until smooth. Pour through a strainer into ice-filled glasses. Stir in lime juice and agave. Garnish with lime and mint, and serve.
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