Aguas Frescas from Luscious Ripe Fruits

Aguas Frescas are an excellent way to use slightly over-ripe fruit.


Aprium Agua Fresca
Note: Apriums are an apricot-plum hybrid.

  • 2 cups apriums, peeled with stones removed
  • 4 cups water
  • Juice of 1 small lime
  • Sugar to taste
  • Whole mint leaves for garnish

1. Add apriums, lime juice and water to a food processor or blender, puree until smooth. Add more water if the mixture is too thick and sugar to taste.

Mint Tea Sharbat

Notes: Sharbats often start with a simple syrup base of sugar dissolved in hot water and stirred until syrupy in consistency.

  • Matcha green tea powder
  • Mint leaves, crushed
  • Granulated sugar
  • A pinch of ground cardamom (optional)
  • Hot water

1. Prepare matcha tea according to package instructions, add more or less matcha to taste. Add cardamon at this point, if desired.

2. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of sugar per serving in an equal amount of hot water. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture has a syrupy consistency.

3. Stir in crushed mint, add simple syrup to taste. Chill in refrigerator for at least a couple of hours, add ice cubes before service. Garnish with whole mint leaves if desired.

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