If summer won’t come to me I’m just going straight to it with this refreshing tropical fruit-infused water, tequila optional.
This drink is inspired by Berrybrook Farms, a cute little natural foods store in Dilworth with a made-to-order cafe and juice bar inside. My favorite drink on the menu is a blend of pineapple, ginger, cinnamon, lime and honey. I truly feel invincible when I’m drinking it, like I’m doing my body a favor. My least favorite thing, however, is paying $5 for it so now I just make it at home.
I’ll be the first to admit I don’t really know exactly what an agua fresca is but that’s what I kept saying in my head when I drank this. Make no mistake this is definitely not a thick creamy smoothie so a differentiator was necessary, and Wikipedia’s definition of “ fruits, cereals, flowers, or seeds blended with sugar and water to make light non-alcoholic beverages” sounds about right.
Pineapple Lime Ginger Agua Fresca
- 1/3 cup fresh pineapple chunks
- juice of 1/2 a lime
- 1 chunk of fresh ginger (or more/less to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of honey (or more/less to taste)
- 2 cups water
- ice cubes
Put all ingredients in a blender and process until fully combined and foamy. Shot of tequila totally optional.