Go ahead, drink the rainbow.Gather Journal Agua Fresca Trio
Their intention is in their name. Agua frescas, or fresh waters, are designed to cool you down in the steamy throes of summer. Jason Marcus of Brooklyn’s Xixa shares a trio that spans the color and flavor spectrum.
makes about 1 quart each
Watermelon habanero: Purée all ingredients except habanero in blender. Add 1 small sliver of habanero and re-blend. Taste. Add a tiny bit more habanero and re-blend if you want it hotter. Chill well. Serve over ice.
Apricot thyme habanero: Bring apricots and 4 cups water to boil, turn off heat, and let sit 30 minutes. Purée until smooth in a blender. Add sugar, lime juice, thyme, and a sliver of habanero, and re-blend. Taste. If you want it hotter, add a bit more habanero. Re-blend. Chill well. Serve over ice.
Tomatillo ague fresca: Purée tomatillos with 3 cups water in a blender. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Stir half of the tomatillo pulp back into the strained juice. Whisk in sugar and lime juice. Chill well. Serve over ice.