spiked agua fresca

The sun has returned to Seattle.  I type this fully knowing that I just may have jinxed us but hopefully Mother Nature will give us a few days of summer to let us warm up and finally get some much needed Vitamin D.  But not to tempt fate too much, I did hold off on washing my car today.  In anticipation of nicer weather for the rest of the week and weekend, here’s a super easy and refreshing cocktail.  Traditionally, agua frescas {Spanish for water refreshments} is made without alcohol, but adding a little tequila will make the adults in your household happy.  I’ve used two different prepared juices – mango and guava – but you can use any fresh fruit that you love…melons, berries, citrus.  Just puree the fruit {1 part} in a blender with water {2 parts} before mixing the beverage.  Then find a great sunny spot and enjoy!
Mango Agua Fresca
serves 2
2 cups mango juice
2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp agave nectar
2 oz. tequila
6-8 ice cubes
In a pitcher, combine mango and lemon juices with the agave nectar. Add tequila; stir to blend and serve immediately over ice.


Guava Agua Fresca
serves 2
2 cups guava juice
2/3 cups fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp agave nectar
6-8 ice cubes

In a pitcher, combine guava and lemon juices with the agave nectar. Add tequila; stir to blend and serve immediately over ice.
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