Herbalist's Happy Hour

Aqua Fresca – Three Ways

Make sure you are staying well hydrated during the heat waves. I always have a full pitcher of aqua fresca in the fridge, so inviting on a hot day. Recipes featured in The Herbalists Happy Hour.

Aqua Fresca can be made in three ways.
• Add cut fruit and veggies to a pitcher, fill with water and refrigerate. (my favorite) You can refill the pitcher with water for up to 3 days, then replace the fruit and veggies.
• Add cut fruit, herbs, and/or veggies to a pitcher or glass, muddle by pressing down with a muddler or wooden spoon, add water and refrigerate.
• Blend the fruit, herb or veggie combination in a food processor or mixer, add simple syrup and lemon or lime, and press through a sieve to remove pulp. Add water.

Flavor ideas:
honeydew/ cucumber/lime/lovage
blackberry/sage
lemon/lime/orange/tarragon
mint/raspberry/cantaloupe
pineapple/mango
pineapple/mint
mango/lime/lemon thyme or lemon verbena
blueberry/basil
peach/rosemary
Lemons, limes, mint, basil, ginger root, lemon balm, lemon verbena, berries, cantaloupe, melons, and pineapple are all easy and delicious to work within your Aqua Frescas.

Aqua Fresca

Make sure you are staying well hydrated during the heat waves. I always have a full pitcher of aqua fresca in the fridge, so inviting on a hot day. Recipes featured in The Herbalists Happy Hour.
Author Susan Evans, Certified Clinical Herbalist

Instructions

  1. Aqua Fresca can be made three ways.
  2. 1. Add cut fruit and veggies to a pitcher, fill with water and refrigerate. (my favorite) You can refill the pitcher with water for up to 3 days, then replace the fruit and veggies.
  3. 2. Add cut fruit, herbs, and/or veggies to a pitcher or glass, muddle by pressing down with muddler or wooden spoon, add water and refrigerate.
  4. 3. Blend the fruit, herb or veggie combination in a food processor or mixer, add simple syrup and lemon or lime and press through a sieve to remove pulp. Add water.

Recipe Notes

Flavor ideas:
honeydew/ cucumber/lime/lovage
blackberry/sage
lemon/lime/orange/tarragon
mint/raspberry/cantaloupe
pineapple/mango
pineapple/mint
mango/lime/lemon thyme or lemon verbena
blueberry/basil
peach/rosemary
Lemons, limes, mint, basil, ginger root, lemon balm, lemon verbena, berries, cantaloupe, melons and pineapple are all easy and delicious to work with in your aqua frescas.

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