Easy Agua de Limón {Limeade}

Have you ever had unexpected visitors and been caught with absolutely nothing to drink but water and juice boxes?  If you're anything like me, then the answer is yes!  This recipe for Agua de Limón is just what you need in a pinch. It's quick.  It's easy.  And best of all, it's made with the freshest ingredients.  (Bye-bye powder mix stuff with ingredients that we can't pronounce!)

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!

Agua de Limón

  • 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!!!


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  4. I wanna try this, but if we want to make half if this do we cut everything in half!? I don't have a gallon pitcher, that is why.