living in Dallas means hot and humid days this time of the year, although I
still haven’t experienced the 100-degree days that everybody keeps telling me to
be ready for. The truth is, I’m not really looking forward to them, but I will
definitely be prepared to keep myself indoors during the hotter part of the
day, and enjoy the evening in the backyard under the shade of the trees with a
large pitcher of a good Agua Fresca.
for those hot summer days. An easy to prepare drink that takes the term “agua
fresca” to the next level, it really tastes like fresh times 2! Cucumber, lime
juice, sugar, and mint to garnish, and you’re all set to make a pitcher of
For those hot days, I always have aguas frescas and cut-up
fruits in the fridge as snacks. That is why I love Rubbermaid products, and now
they have some limited edition cool colors like my new Pitcher in Calypso
coral, also available in Lagoon Blue. They make such a fun way to serve drinks!
The pitcher lid has three positions, one for free pouring, another for pouring
with ice guard, and closed. It’s a large pitcher, but a very comfortable handle
makes it easy for lifting and pouring. I’m a small person and can still handle
it very easily. But you know what’s the best part? It’s dishwasher safe, as
long as you don’t place it near the heating element.
Now, let’s go to the recipe.
- 1 large English cucumber or 2 garden cucumbers (about 3 cups
- ½ cup of lime juice (about 4-6 limes, depending on the size
or juiciness of the limes)
- 6 cups of water
- 2/3 cups of sugar
- 3 cups of ice cubes
- 3 small sprigs of mint
- Some lime & cucumber slices to garnish the drink.
- Use the type of cucumber available in your area; just make
sure to remove the seeds.
- I like to garnish this “agua fresca” with the mint sprigs,
but some people add it with the whole mixture into the blender. That will
depend on your personal taste.
and remove the seeds using a spoon. Chop cucumbers into chunks and place into the blender. Gather all the ingredients to prepare the agua
cups of the water into the blender.
processed into a smooth mixture.
pitcher. In this case I’m using my Rubbermaid pitcher. Press down on the
strainer with the back of a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible. Afterwards,
discard those residues.
cubes, then stir and refrigerate for an hour. To serve, place some slices of
lime or cucumber in the glasses and garnish with a few mint leaves. Enjoy!
a few blocks away from my house. I hope you stop by and check them out. Look for that really handy Rubbermaid party
platter, also. With these cool summer colors, they’re great for picnics or family
gatherings. The party platter is very lightweight and you can keep different
types of foods separated; it also includes a handy leak-proof inner container
to hold dips, which nests snuggly into the base.
great Rubbermaid products are also available at any Kroger banner store
I hope you have a fun summer time and enjoy Aguas Frescas!