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Three Agua Frescas

Author: Chef Allan Schanbacher
Issue: January, 2009, Page 245
Makes approximately 8 cups

Pineapple Agua Fresca
1 ripe pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped
6 cups water
½ cup sugar

Cantaloupe Agua Fresca
1 ripe cantaloupe or other orange-fleshed melon, such as muskmelon, peeled, seeds removed, and chopped
6 cups water
½ cup sugar

Strawberry Agua Fresca
4 cups strawberries, stems removed
6 cups water
½ cup sugar

Photo By Werner Segarra
 
1. Place half the fruit (pineapple, cantaloupe or strawberries) and 2 cups water into a blender; purée until liquefied. Pour mixture into a container. Place the rest of the fruit and 2 more cups of water in blender and repeat process. Add the last 2 cups of water and sugar to the container and stir until dissolved.
2. Let sit 1 hour and then strain into a new container; chill. When ready to serve, pour or ladle over ice into tall glasses.

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