Spanish for “fresh water,” agua fresca is a refreshing-iced, fruit-infused drink made from infusions of water and herbs, grains, fruits, or vegetables. Explore different expressions of agua fresca, with these alcohol-infused recipes which they hit the spot. Spike your preferred agua with whiskey, gin or your liquor of choice and enjoy summer!

Sorry, sangria. We have a new favorite fruity daytime drink. Agua frescas, the super light and refreshing, lightly sweetened fruit-, herb- or flower-flavored waters often spotted at gyms, in hotel lobbies, in retail stores are now cropping up at cocktail hour. At Outpost in Goleta, California (just outside of Santa Barbara), bar manager Chris Burmeister has made Monday night spiked agua fresca night.

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