Summer Garden Aguas Frescas

Bring the fresh taste of the garden to your patio with these refreshing summer drinks.

A Sampling of Freshness

Try whipping up one of these three fresh summer aguas frescas: Strawberry Melon Thyme, Watermelon Hibiscus Mint and Cucumber Lime.

Strawberry Watermelon Thyme

Combine 2 cups cantaloupe/2 cups strawberries/juice of one lemon and simple syrup made from 10 sprigs fresh thyme, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Blend until smooth and strain. Add 5 cups water or sparkling water. Serve chilled.

Cucumber Lime

Combine 2 cucumbers/juice of 5 limes and a simple syrup made from 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Blend until smooth and strain. Add 4 cups water or sparkling water. Serve chilled.

Watermelon Hibiscus Mint

Combine 5 cups watermelon and a simple syrup made from 4 hibiscus tea bags, 3 sprigs of mint, 3/4 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Blend until smooth and strain. Add 6 cups water or sparkling water. Serve chilled.