Fruity Aguas Frescas for #SundaySupper’s Cinco de Mayo Party – The Foodie Patootie

Fruity Aguas Frescas for #SundaySupper’s Cinco de Mayo Party

Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone!

One of my most coveted days of the year is finally here and I hope you all have fun plans and enjoy your day. This Sunday the Sunday Supper team is bringing you drinks and dishes to have on this Mexican holiday and I’ve decided to make Aguas Frescas, one watermelon and one cantaloupe.

For this drink duo I looked to our local Taco Bus for inspiration. When I first tried my favorite Taco Bus location, a food truck turned stationary outdoor restaurant, I was blown away by the authenticity and have loved cabbage in my tacos ever since. Along with these famous tacos, I ordered a Watermelon Agua Fresca upon the recommendation of some friends and the fine people at Taco Bus. “Aquas Frescas” translates to “fresh waters” and these drinks can typically be found for sale on the streets of Mexico.

Aguas Frescas

Fruity Aquas Frescas


1/2 cantaloupe, diced, or 1/2 watermelon, seeded and diced
1 cup water
1/2 cup club soda
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp lime juice
Lime for garnish
Splash of your favorite liquor, optional


Puree fruit, water, sugar, lime juice and optional liquor together. Pour liquid through a sieve to prevent chucks in your drink. Add club soda and enjoy!

When it comes to refreshing drinks that remind me of being poolside, I like simple drinks that are quick to make. Why put off the fun any longer than you have to, right?

Below you’ll see what the other Supper Sunday participants are serving up. Let us know if you try any of the recipes!

Cinco de Mayo Appetizers & Sides {Aperitivos}:

Cinco de Mayo Main Dishes {Platos Principales}:

Cinco de Mayo Desserts {Postres}:

Cinco de Mayo Drinks {Bebidas}:

58 Responses to “Fruity Aguas Frescas for #SundaySupper’s Cinco de Mayo Party”

  1. Laura Dembowski — May 5, 2013 at 10:14 am

    These drinks sound so refreshing! I love the bright colors too. They would be perfect all summer long!

    • Jennifer — May 6th, 2013 @ 11:50 am

      Exactly, Laura! 😉 And they are perfect for me since I live in Florida and it’s summer almost all year long.

  2. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen — May 5, 2013 at 10:17 am

    This is a nice twist on my usual aguas frescas, which include cucumber, parsley and lemon, since I try to make them healthy. Yours are so much more fun and summery!

    • Jennifer — May 6th, 2013 @ 11:48 am

      Oh wow, yours sound fantastic! All of these refreshing flavors. I love to try your recipe next time!

  3. Jen @JuanitasCocina — May 5, 2013 at 11:38 am

    I love any kind of agua fresca! Love that you used canteloupe!

    • Jennifer — May 6th, 2013 @ 11:45 am

      Right?! Aqua Fresca is such a great drink for any occasion, but especially for summer!

  4. Nicole — May 5, 2013 at 11:48 am

    You had me at cantaloupe. Omg. These look SO beautiful.

    • Jennifer — May 6th, 2013 @ 11:43 am

      Thanks, Nicole! I can’t decide which I love the taste of more, lol

  5. BusyWorkingMama — May 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I’ve never tried an aqua fresca. The colors are amazing!

    • Jennifer — May 6th, 2013 @ 11:42 am

      The colors is part of what draws me to the drinks in the first place 🙂

  6. Bea — May 5, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Oh yes, cabbage in tacos is fantastic! The Agua Frescas you made look fantastic! This is a drink for the entire family – sans liquor for the kids, and a little something included for the adults! Yum! I cannot wait to try these. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

    • Jennifer — May 6th, 2013 @ 11:41 am

      Thank you Bea! I’m glad you understand the importance of being able to make a refreshing drink into an adult beverage. Sometimes, it’s just for the best, lol.

  7. Liz — May 5, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Wow. What gorgeous, refreshing beverages! Perfect summer drink!

    • Jennifer — May 6th, 2013 @ 11:40 am

      For sure! I enjoyed my fair share yesterday.

  8. sunithi — May 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    OOh love yours ! They look so cool. Am going to try the watermelon I think. Have some at home !!

    • Jennifer — May 6th, 2013 @ 11:40 am

      Woohoo! Watermelon is so great in my opinion because it has a lot of water in it already so the drink is more smooth.

  9. Katy — May 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Those aguas frescas look so pretty and refreshing!

    • Jennifer — May 6th, 2013 @ 11:39 am

      Thank you, Katy. I definitely took advantage of the great weather here in Tampa yesterday and drank some by the pool.

  10. Perfect summer drink!

    • Jennifer — May 6th, 2013 @ 11:39 am

      I definitely enjoyed by the pool on Cinco de Mayo!

  11. Camille — May 5, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Yum! I always have leftover watermelon and never know what to do with it! Now I do!

    • Jennifer — May 6th, 2013 @ 11:37 am

      There you go! I always buy whole watermelons and then realize how much fruit that is for just the one person in the house who eats it…ME! So, when I’ve had my fill, I make it into a nice summery drink.

  12. Katie — May 6, 2013 at 9:54 am

    So refreshing! I’ve never tried an agua fresca before, but I have a feeling it is now on my to-do list. And, Taco Bus…drool…

    • Jennifer — May 6th, 2013 @ 11:36 am

      I know…love Taco Bus! I would get an agua fresa from there over making your own. Theirs is so perfect, lol.

  13. Tracy Guida — May 7, 2013 at 9:03 am

    LOVE aguas frescas! I recently got my kids hooked on them so now we will have to make them at home. 🙂

  14. Tara — May 7, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I love drinks like this!! Yours are so colorful!!

  15. I like the idea of using fresh fruit in a drink!

  16. I’ve never tried an agua fresca, but now I really want to!

  17. Leslie — May 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    I might cry. It’s bad enough I have to see that glorious drink on Taco Bus’ menu every time I go…but now you’ve put two aguas frescas in my face that I may never enjoy. Not fair. Damn allergies. They sound (and look) beautiful nonetheless. Love the photo!!

  18. Megan — May 9, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Gabe is going to be soooo excited when he sees this recipe. He loves Taco Bus’s watermelon frescas. Awesome job!!!!!!!!!

  19. Renee — May 9, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    What a refreshing beverage for a hot summer day, even way past Cinco de Mayo! I will have to make this when the melons are in season and get them from the farmers market.

  20. Nancy @ gottagetbaked — May 9, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I love fresh fruit drinks, especially those made with melons. I have a feeling I’m going to be making and drinking a lot of these this summer!


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