Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

This thirst-quenching beverage, Spanish for fresh water, is a wonderful addition to any informal country inn menu. From Casual Cusines of the World.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 473.18 ml peeled seeded and diced ripe fruit, such as melon,pineapple,mango and/or papaya
  • 591.47 ml water, preferably filtered
  • 44.37 ml sugar (or to taste)


  1. In a blender or a food processor fitted with the metal blade, combine the fruit, water and sugar.
  2. Process on high speed until completely smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. Pass through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing with the back of a spoon to extract as much juice as possible.
  4. Chill thoroughly before serving.


Most Helpful

This is a great thirst quencher! I made it y'day evening and it was in the refrigerator right from 7pm yday till this afternoon(1:30pm). We had 6 people come over, and in the summer heat that we have in plenty here, this cooler was just wonderful! They loved it and kept asking for more:) I did add a little more sugar than what the recipe calls for, say about 2-3 tbsps. more. This is a great drink to have at this time of the year, THANKS for sharing it:)

Charishma_Ramchandani May 14, 2002

This is so refreshing and a good way to get the benefits of fruit. I'm not a big drinker of plain water, but this recipe helps me get plenty of fluids. It's really good with strawberries and limes also. Good any time of the year.

Tammy Ricks August 08, 2002

I used mango with this, had a glass while reading Spice Necklace about cruising the caribbean :)

MarraMamba February 10, 2010

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