Lime Agua Fresca Recipe

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Lime Agua Fresca is one of the most popular beverages in Mexico, and it’s very easy to make fast. It’s my brother’s favorite and we used to have it a lot when we were kids. Check out the easy recipe.

Lime Agua Fresca

I remember the first time I made it for my husband here in the USA, he looked at me and said, “Are you blending the whole lime?!” For me it was so natural, but not for him.

He became a believer though, once he tried it. He loves it and looks forward to when I make it.

I blend the whole limes for two reasons, firstly, the flavor is delicious and deep. Secondly, you just need 2 limes, which makes it very economical.

Check out more agua fresca recipes with photos after the recipe below.

A hand holding a lime wedge on top of a pitcher

Just one word of caution, when you blend the limes, follow my 5 second rule, you don’t want to end up with an agua fresca that’s too bitter. A little bitterness is nice, too bitter, not so much. 

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Lime Agua Fresca in a Mexican jar and glass on top of a wooden surface

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Lime Agua Fresca

8-10 cups

Ingredients

  • 8-10 cups of fresh water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 limes (golf ball size), cut in quarters
  • Ice
A blue cup with sugar, two whole limes and three lime wedges on top of a wooden surface

Utensils

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Process

If you like your lime agua fresca sweeter use 8 cups, if you prefer it less sweet use 10 cups.

Pour 2 cups of water and sugar in the blender.

pouring sugar into a blender

Mix for 15 seconds or until sugar is completely dissolved in the water. This is an important step, if you add the sugar later you will need to stir for a long time.

Add limes and mix for just 5 seconds, no more. It will look like this:

Strain your mixture into a pitcher with the rest of the water, mix. Serve with ice. Add a couple of lime slices if you’d like.

A Mexican glass with blue rim with lime agua fresca and lime slices inside.

Enjoy!

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Agua Fresca de Limón
4.85 from 20 votes

Lime Agua Fresca

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 102kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 limes golf ball size, cut in quarters
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Pour 2 cups of water and sugar in the blender. Mix for 15 seconds or until sugar is completely dissolved in the water. This is an important step, if you add the sugar later you will need to stir for a long time.
  • Add limes and mix for just 5 seconds, no more. 
  • Strain the mixture into a pitcher with the rest of the water, mix. Serve with ice. Add a couple of lime slices if you’d like.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Lime Agua Fresca
Amount Per Serving
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 8IU0%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Cold Beverages & Aguas Frescas
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Silvia

Notes

If you like your lime agua fresca sweeter use 8 cups, if you prefer it less sweet use 10 cups.
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More Mexican Aguas Frescas

More delicious aguas frescas, click on the name to get the recipe:

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Guava agua fresca: Guavas + sugar + water.

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Mexican Watermelon Cooler: Watermelon + Water + Sugar + Lime

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Jamaica Agua Fresca, the Refreshing Hibiscus Flower Drink: Dry hibiscus flowers + water + sugar + ice.

Jamaica Agua Fresca in a glass on top of a wooden table

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Noemi

Aquí somos muy fanáticos de las aguas frescas. En verano hacemos y le colocamos un poquito de menta o hierbabuena de la terraza. Mañana haremos agua de limón ❤️❤️❤️

Elba

Que rico! Me trajo recuerdos de la infancia. Teníamos un árbol de limón y está agua la tomábamos súper seguido ☺️

Monica

Me encantan las aguas frescas, suelo hacerlo muy seguido en verano, incluso para comer o para refrescarnos durante la tarde siempre les acompaño con fruta picada y también mucho hielo

Jenny

Me encanta el agua de limón. Más aún durante el verano les preparo una cosa simple a mis hijos . Pero ésta vez usaré tu receta. Se deliciosa y refrescante.

Maria Laura Rodriguez

Qué cosa más rica! Es justo lo que necesitamos, los chicos me pidieron soda pero no! Esto es mucho mejor!

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