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Peach, Lemon and Sun Tea Agua Fresca

Peach Tea Agua Fresca

It’s been so hot lately that letting fruit ripen on the kitchen counter can be risky business because it can turn overripe so quickly.

But the good news is that overripe fruit can be “repurposed” when using it to make an agua fresca.

Agua fresca (Spanish for “cool waters”) is a light fruit drink (a much thinner consistency than a smoothie or a slushy) that’s popular throughout Mexico.

It’s refreshing, super easy to make and looks so colorful and pretty.

It’s generally made by blending fruit, water, sugar and lime, and then strained thru a mesh strainer so the water is “infused” with the fruit flavor.

But this recipe has a slight twist to it.

Instead of water, this agua fresca is made with sun tea, and because the pureed peaches taste delicious as is, it’s not strained.

To make the sun tea, I use a large glass jar and fill it with a gallon of water, add 10 regular size black tea bags (with the strings hanging over the top edge of the jar), cover it with a lid and set it in the sun for about 4 hours.

Then I remove the tea bags from the jar (and discard them), and store the tea covered with a lid in the refrigerator.

Here’s an example of how to make sun tea only this one is made with 3 different types of tea bags, fresh lemon and mint; “Lemon and Mint Sun Tea

So let’s check out the ingredients.

Peach Sun Tea Agua Fresca

Sun tea, ripe peaches, fresh lemon, and sugar or honey.  Also, ice cubes for serving.

Here’s how to make it.

Peach Sun Tea Agua Fresca

With a paring knife, cut the skin off of the peaches.

If the peaches are really ripe, it may be easier to peel the skin off with your fingers rather than using a knife.

Peach Sun Tea Agua Fresca

…cut the peach in half and remove the pit.  Cut the peaches in medium size chunks.

Peach Sun Tea Agua Fresca

Next,

Peach Sun Tea Agua Fresca

to a blender…

Peach Sun Tea Agua Fresca

…add the peaches,

Peach Sun Tea Agua Fresca

and…

Peach Sun Tea Agua Fresca

…lemon juice.

Peach Sun Tea Agua Fresca

Then,

Peach Sun Tea Agua Fresca

add sun tea,

Peach Sun Tea Agua Fresca

and honey (or sugar).

Peach Sun Tea Agua Fresca

Next,

Peach Sun Tea Agua Fresca

blend on the smoothie or juice setting until smooth.

Peach Sun Tea Agua Fresca

Do a taste test and add more honey (or sugar) if needed.

Peach Sun Tea Agua Fresca

When making an agua fresca with fruit that has a lot of pulp, for a thinner consistency the mixture can be poured thru a mesh strainer.

Peach Sun Tea Agua Fresca

But for this recipe, the consistency was just right so no need to strain it.

Peach Tea Agua Fresca

Serve over a lot of ice…

Peach Tea Agua Fresca

…garnish with a couple of peach slices…

Peach Tea Agua Fresca

…and enjoy each and every sip.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

More refreshing drinks made with fruit and tea:

Cool Smoothies For Summer

Cantaloupe and Coconut Berry Agua Fresca

Mexican Papaya, Sun Tea and Pineapple Smoothie

Blueberry Lemonade Smoothie

Honey Citrus and Thyme Tea

Mango Berry and Toasted Coconut Smoothie

Veggie Berry Smoothie

Peach, Lemon and Sun Tea Agua Fresca

Agua frescas are colorful, refreshing and great for using up overripe fruit.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sun tea
  • 3 fresh peaches skin and pit removed and discarded
  • 1 whole lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or to taste) (if preferred, use sugar to taste)
  • 4 peach slices for garnish
  • Ice cubes for serving

Instructions

  1.  Cut the peach flesh into medium size chunks.
  2.  In a blender, add the sun tea, peaches, lemon juice and honey.
  3.  Blend on the smoothie or juice setting until smooth.
  4.  Do a taste test and add more honey (or sugar) if needed.
  5.  Serve right away over a lot of ice.

Recipe Notes

The preparation time listed doesn't include the time to make the sun tea.

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2 Comments

  1. Why discard the skin if you have a high end blender that can liquefy the skin also? Peaches are expensive where I live.