Cucumber Agua Fresca
15 mins (prep 15)
7 ingredients
8 servings
A big glass 'vittoleros' canister of freshly made, wonderfully refreshing Agua Fresca in a rainbow of colors can be found on the counters of the best authentic neighborhood Taquerias - I look forward to them in the summer heat, but since I have no tolerance for spicy hot food, I don't get them too often. Many of these 'Fresh Waters' are regional Mexican and Salvadoran, but some of them are simply common sense. The best of them are subtle, balanced, and not overly sweet. With so few ingredients, the quality of the material used to make it is essential. If you feel the need to dress the drink up, use garnishes - thinly sliced fresh fruit, lavender flower stems place in the glass like swizzle sticks, or herbs frozen in the ice. This is great for a backyard or patio party, particularly if you have one of those wonderful glass tap jars to serve it in which will display the jewel-like color, but be certain to keep it on ice. This keeps well for several days in the refrigerator, or you can freeze it in ice cubes, then once frozen turn out into plastic bags or storage containers to enjoy later.

Categories:  <-15-mins , seasonal , easy , quick , south-american , beverages , summer , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (78.32 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 11.46 Calories from Fat 0.18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.02g 0.2%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 3.11mg 1.04%
Total Carbohydrate 2.82g 7.53%
Dietary Fiber 0.01 g 0.24%
Sugars 2.51 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.05%
Vitamin A 5.77IU% Vitamin C 0.63mg%
Calcium 2.26mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
whole, fresh lime juice