Agua fresca, Spanish for fresh water, is all we want to drink during the hot months of summer. In Mexico and all over Latin America, agua frescas are sold by street vendors throughout the cities and towns during the spring and summer months. And we'd like to see that custom at home too.

Typically made with fruits, grains and seeds, agua frescas also include water, sugar and sometimes herbs or spices -- but that's pretty much it. They're simple to make at home. And you can easily tweak a recipe to your liking by adding soda water or even alcohol, like rum or tequila.

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  • Champagne Mango-Lime Agua Fresca

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://boulderlocavore.com/2013/04/champagne-mango-lime-agua-fresca.html" target="_blank">Champagne Mango-Lime Agua Fresca recipe</a> by Boulder Locavore</strong>

  • Cantaloupe And Thyme Agua Fresca

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2012/06/agua-fresca-two-ways.html" target="_blank">Cantaloupe and Thyme Agua Fresca recipe</a> by A Beautiful Mess</strong>

  • Strawberry Agua Fresca

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.gastronomersguide.com/2011/06/strawberry-agua-fresca.html" target="_hplink">Strawberry Agua Fresca </a> by Gastronomer's Guide</strong>

  • Cucumber, Lime And Mint Agua Fresca

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/cucumber_lime_mint_agua_fresca/" target="_hplink">Cucumber, Lime and Mint Agua Fresca </a>by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Mango Agua Fresca

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/04/agua-fresca-two-ways/" target="_blank">Mango Agua Fresca recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Agua De Jamaica

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.hungry-texan.com/2010/11/jamaica-hibiscus-flower-tea.html" target="_hplink">Agua de Jamaica</a> by Hungry Texan</strong>

  • Strawberry And Rosemary Agua Fresca

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/4849-strawberry-and-rosemary-agua-fresca" target="_blank">Strawberry and Rosemary Agua Fresca recipe</a> by Furey and the Feast Food52</strong>

  • Watermelon Agua Fresca

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/watermelon-agua-fresca_n_1049555.html" target="_hplink">Watermelon Agua Fresca recipe</a></strong>

  • Prickly-Pear Agua Fresca With Lime And Chia

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.themijachronicles.com/2010/09/agua-de-tuna-prickly-pear-agua-fresca-with-lime-and-chia/" target="_hplink">Prickly-Pear Agua Fresca with Lime and Chia recipe </a>by The Mija Chronicles</strong>

  • Pineapple-Spinach Agua Fresca

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://foiegrashotdog.blogspot.com/2012/03/popeye-vs-jack-lalanne.html" target="_hplink">Pineapple-Spinach Agua Fresca recipe</a> by Foie Gras Hot Dog</strong>

  • Horchata

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.rootsandplatters.com/383/horchata/" target="_hplink">Horchata recipe </a>by Roots and Platters</strong>

  • Blueberry Watermelon Agua Fresca

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.documentingourdinner.com/2012/09/14/clinging-like-heck/" target="_blank">Blueberry Watermelon Agua Fresca recipe</a> by Documenting Our Dinner</strong>