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Spiked Aguas Frescas served on an amazing metal tray with Exotico bottle right next to it
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Spiked Cantaloupe Agua Fresca and Hibiscus-Cinnamon Agua

Spiked Aguas Frescas - fruity and minty agua de melon and a floral and spicy agua de jamaica, and let the grownups splash their drink with tequila.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 12
Calories: 64.02kcal

Ingredients

Cantaloupe Agua Fresca (Agua Fresca de Melón):

  • 4 cups cubed cantaloupe
  • 8 cups water
  • 2/3 cup superfine sugar
  • fresh mint leaves
  • 12 Exotico tequila reposado or blanco
  • lime slices for garnish

Hibiscus-Cinnamon Agua (Agua de Jamaica con Canela):

  • 8 cups water divided
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 2/3 cup dry jamaica / hibiscus flowers
  • 2/3 cup super fine sugar
  • Exotico tequila reposado or blanco
  • Lime slices for garnish

Instructions

Cantaloupe Agua Fresca (Agua Fresca de Melón):

  • Place cantaloupe, water, and sugar in a blender; process until smooth, about 1 minute. This will have to be made in batches depending on the size of your blender.
  • Pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher or decanter and discard solids.
  • Adjust the sugar to your liking.
  • Pour 1 cup of agua fresca over ice with 1 to 2 ounces tequila.
  • Stir and garnish drinks with a lime slice and mint sprig.

Hibiscus-Cinnamon Agua (Agua de Jamaica con Canela):

  • Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a pot. Add the cinnamon sticks and cover tightly with a lid. Remove from the heat and steep for 1 hour or until cool.
  • Add hibiscus flowers and let tint water for 30 minutes.
  • Strain hibiscus-cinnamon agua into a pitcher or decanter and discard cinnamon and flowers.
  • Dilute with 6 cups of water and add sugar. Adjust the sugar to your liking.
  • Pour 1 cup of agua over ice with 1 to 2 ounces tequila.
  • Stir and garnish drinks with a lime slice and mint sprig.

Notes

The nutrition facts are for the melon water.

Nutrition

Calories: 64.02kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.4g | Protein: 0.49g | Fat: 0.12g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 25.43mg | Potassium: 147.43mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 15.31g | Vitamin A: 1803.73IU | Vitamin C: 19.57mg | Calcium: 26.49mg | Iron: 0.21mg