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Spiked Aguas Frescas

Agua fresca to Latinos is what lemonade is to gringos. We remember cooling off on a hot summer day with a fresh glass of agua de sandía or agua de pepino. Now that we’re grown up, we still crave the same fruit drinks but we need a kick to end our day. These alcohol-infused agua fresca recipes hit the spot. Spike your preferred agua with tequila, rum or your liquor of choice. Your childhood favorite will become your new go-to adult beverage.

Grapefruit Agua Fresca from Saveur

Cucumber Agua Fresca from The Accidental Bartender

Spicy Pineapple and Cucumber Agua Fresca from Vegetarian Times

Watermelon Blossom from A Thirsty Spirit

Papaya and Lime Agua Fresca from Williams-Sonoma

Spiked Pineapple Agua Fresca from Chow

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With just five ingredients and a five-minute preparation time, this rum-based pineapple agua fresca is refreshing and best of all, it’s easy to make.

Cucumber Agua Fresca Gin Fizz from Island Vittles

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Gin, mint and cucumber, a touch of sparkling water and simple syrup immediately makes us feel like we’re at the best spa ever!

Watermelon Agua Fresca Mimosas from Diane, A Broad

A whole watermelon and a whole bottle of dry sparkling wine? What time is brunch?

Don Julio Agua Fresca from The Bar

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This agua fresca is named for the liquor and not the fruit, but the drink does include lime, watermelon and pomegranate juice, which pair particularly well with tequila.

Spiked Watermelon Agua Fresca from The Cooking Channel