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Cucumber Agua Fresca - 4 ways

Enjoy this delicious, refreshing and easy to make Cucumber Agua Fresca (Agua de Pepino). Add tequila or vodka to make the perfect agua fresca cocktail!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 71kcal
Author Ana Frias

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

Version #1

  • 4 cucumbers washed very well & cut in small chunks (discard the ends)
  • 4 cups water divided
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar adjust to taste

Version #2 - With Limes

  • Juice of 4 large limes
  • 1/4 cup additional sugar if needed

Version #3 - Sugar Free

  • 1/3 cup Truvia or your favorite non calorie sweetener Note: Truvia is the closest in flavor to real sugar and it dissolves well.

Version #4 - With alcohol

  • 1 shot of good tequila or vodka to each individual serving

Instructions

  • Version #1
  • In a blender, add 1 cucumber, & 1 cup of water. Process until smooth
  • Strain mixture through a strainer into a bowl then transfer to a pitcher. Discard the solids.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining cucumbers.
  • Add the sugar and mix well.
  • Cover and refrigirate for at least an hour.
  • Serve over ice (makes about 7 - 8 oz glasses)
  • Version #2 - With Limes
  • Follow the above process and add the lime juice right before you add the sugar.
  • Version #3 - Sugar Free
  • Repeat the first process and add Truvia instead of sugar
  • Version #4 - With alcohol
  • Add the shot of tequila to individual servings.

Notes

  1. Keep the cucumber's peel as that's where most of the beneficial nutritional value is found.
  2. Calories are for version #1 made with 1/2 cup of sugar.

Nutrition

Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1IU