Strawberry Lime Agua Fresca

Jun 12, 2023

This Strawberry Lime Aqua Fresca is a light and refreshing summer drink made with only 4 ingredients – strawberries, lime, water, and a touch of sugar! Whether you're looking for an afternoon refresher, or getting together with the family at a cookout, this drink is sure to please!

glass of strawberry lime agua fresca with strawberries and lime in the background

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Strawberry Lime Agua Fresca Recipe

There's nothing like this Strawberry Lime Agua Fresca to cool and refresh you on a hot summer's day! With less sugar in it than a soda, it's perfect when you want something a little more than water. 

"Agua Fresca" is Spanish for "fresh water." This drink is a blend of fruit, water, and a small amount of sugar. It's basically fruit water. So skip those sugar-laden drinks from that big coffee company- THIS is the real refresher!

Why You’ll Love This Agua Fresca Recipe

  • It's quick and easy - you only need four ingredients and five minutes to make this.
  • It's a real thirst quencher - because it's mostly water.
  • It's delicious - Water is great for hydration, but strawberry-lime water is tasty! 
  • Very little added sugar - With only a 1/2 teaspoon of sugar per serving, you can feel good letting your kids have this as an occasional refresher. (Let's compare that to 6 tsp of sugar in a  cup of Kool-Aid!)

a glass of agua fresca with a lime wedge


You only need four simple ingredients.

  • fresh strawberries
  • cold water
  • lime
  • sugar (or other sweetener, I used agave)
  • Fresh strawberries or lime slices for garnish (optional)

ingredients for agua fresca

How to Make Strawberry Lime Agua Fresca Drinks

I love that these drinks are so easy to make. You can make them in small batches, as we are with these recipe, or multiply it and make a whole pitcher. Whatever you choose, you can whip them up really fast.

Simply add all the ingredients to your blender, and blend until smooth. For a high-powered blender such as the Ninja, you can blend for 1 minute. For regular blenders, it'll take 2 minutes. Strain through a mesh strainer, and serve as-is or over ice.

That's it, y'all! It couldn't be easier. 

collage: one photo shows ingredients in blender; the other shows blended drink

Helpful Tips, Tricks, and Equipment

  • Fresh fruit is key. You'll get so much flavor using fresh strawberries and limes.
  • Adjust the sweetener. Whether you use use sugar, agave, or something else, once you've blended your ingredients, give it a taste. You can increase the sweetness if you'd like.
  • Want more lime flavor? Add a little more fresh lime juice and blend a few more seconds.
  • Use cold water. If you choose to make this by the pitcher, don't add ice to the pitcher or you'll have a very diluted drink. Instead, add the ice to your glass and pour the agua fresca over it.
  • Recommended equipment: Lime Juicer | Blender 

glass of strawberry-lime water with a lime wedge on glass

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