Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca with Texas Balsamic Vinegar

by Alex Cogen
Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca with Texas Balsamic Vinegar - Texas Hill Country Olive Co.

Are you in need of a refreshing drink to quench your thirst on a hot day? Want a non-alcoholic drink, like cucumber water, but want to mix it up? Then look no further than this invigorating recipe for Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca by our very own Chef Jen!

Aguas Frescas, meaning "fresh waters" in Spanish, are popular non-alcoholic drinks commonly sold by street vendors and are very popular drinks in Mexico and Central America. It's a combination of fresh water, fresh fruit and/or vegetables, and the occasional herbs, like basil or mint. Popular flavors include watermelon agua fresca, horchata agua fresca, and our personal favorite: cucumber lime (like spa water - but better!).

Our particular variation combines the crispness of cucumber, the spice of ginger, the herbs of mint, and the subtle complexity of Persian Lime Balsamic Vinegar, resulting in a truly revitalizing concoction. Although most lime aguas frescas contain fresh lime juice, we opted for our new Persian Lime Balsamic Vinegar in the simple syrup to take our version to the next level.

With its simple ingredients and easy preparation, this cucumber agua fresca is the perfect drink to cool down and rejuvenate on a scorching day. Let's dive in and explore how to make this thirst-quenching delight.

Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca with Texas Balsamic Vinegar

by Chef Jen


Agua Fresca Ingredients:

  • 1 cup lime simple syrup
  • 2 large cucumbers (the kind of cucumbers depend on your preference - we love english cucumbers from our garden!)
  • 1 knuckle fresh ginger
  • 4 cup water
  • 10-15 fresh mint leaves

Lime Simple Syrup Ingredients:

Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca


Lime Simple Syrup:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a pot and simmer until sugar is dissolved

Lime Agua Fresca:

  1. Place cucumbers, ginger, and mint in a blender with 2 cups of water and blend until smooth

  2. Place a fine mesh sieve over a pitcher lined with cheese cloth to remove all pulp

  3. Add the remaining water (2 cups) and 1 cup of simple syrup

  4. Chill and save or later or serve immediately with fresh basil, lime wedges, cucumber slices - really whatever you want!

 Time to Serve and Enjoy!

This Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca with Persian Lime Balsamic Vinegar is a fantastic addition to your n/a beverage lineup - especially in the summer months!

Its vibrant flavors and bright green color derived from the combination of cucumber, mint, and the unique twist of Persian Lime Balsamic Vinegar, create a refreshingly healthy drink that can be enjoyed by all. With simple ingredients and a straightforward process, you can whip up this delightful beverage in no time.

Whether you're hosting a summer gathering, a Cinco de Mayo party, or simply seeking a revitalizing treat for yourself, this cucumber lime agua fresca is a great way to beat the heat. So grab your cucumber slices, Persian Lime Balsamic Vinegar, and embark on a journey to enjoy the perfect drink for those hot summer days.

Want to make the recipe process even easier? Click below to download your own copy! So, get to mixing, and cheers to staying cool AND hydrated.

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