Ever Agua Fresca


  • 1 lb. fresh fruit, hulled, rind, seeds and pits discarded (try strawberries, mango, watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, honeydew)
  • 1 to 4 cups water
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp fresh lime juice


  1. In a blender, puree fruit with 1 cup water and 2 tablespoons each sugar and lime juice until completely smooth.
  2. Pour mixture through a strainer set over a large measuring cup or bowl. Use a spoon to help mix so it continues to strain, pressing gently on pulpy solids to get all of the fruit juice out.
  3. Transfer mixture to a pitcher and add 2 cups remaining water, skimming and discarding any foam that rises to top. Add more water if the mixture seems thick and adjust with additional sugar and lime juice as desired. Serve over ice.