In my first attempt, not knowing what agua frescas actually were (still water and fruit blends), I butchered it by using soda water. This really wasn’t necessary – the flavour was awesome enough to not need a bubbly boost.
The original recipe uses sugar and jalapenos, but I’m currently experimenting with honey mocktails, and didn’t have any jalapenos hanging around. The dash of tabasco added a hint of spice, that paired fantastically with a spicy nando’s chicken – even though it was only supposed to be a mild one.
This was pretty nice – an excellent drink for a summer evening.
Here are the starting ingredients for making a single drink.
Here is the cup of watermelon, before blending everything together.
It really is best to stir the lime juice and honey together first, before throwing everything into the blender, to make sure everything mixes together well. And yes you will get a frothy head, that you’d strain if you were working in a bar.
Based on the Bundaberg Brewed Blood Orange, with passionfruit for extra flavour. The Blood Orange is a fantastic drink – sweet, refreshing, fizzy, all by itself. But when you add passionfruit, and a dash of lime tartness, this really does become something special.
Bottle of Bundaberg Blood Orange
20ml lime juice
30 ml orange juice
Add lime juice, orange juice and passionfruit to glass and stir.
Mistress of Mocktails is all about having fun with non-alcoholic cocktails. Whether you're trying to quit alcohol, don't like the taste, trying to be healthier, or just feel like something fancy - hopefully there's a recipe for you :)