For this recipe, you MUST follow directions. When I say to puree the limes and the water for ONLY 3 seconds, I mean it!!! If you puree them any longer, you run the risk of grating the white part of the zest, which will result in a very bitter Agua Fresca. Don't fret about counting too fast or too slow, the old "One Mississippi...two Mississippi...three Mississippi" works perfectly for this!
I hope you will try this recipe, even if you aren't surprised by unexpected guests!
- 6 limes, cut in wedges
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 12 cups water
Place lime wedges in blender cup with 4 cups of water. (If your blender cup has a smaller capacity, reduce the water to 3 cups.) Turn on blender and count to 3; turn blender off. (DO NOT PUREE ANY LONGER THAN 3 SECONDS!) Strain puree mixture into large 1 gallon pitcher. Stir in the remaining 12 cups of water and sugar. Serve with ice and garnish glasses with lime wedges or slices. Enjoy!!!