Blood Orange Agua Fresca

Today is Mexican Mother’s Day and what better way to celebrate our dear sweet madres than with a homemade meal made with lots of love?

One morning, I had an abundance of citrus fruit and couldn’t bear the thought of it going bad. As necessity is the mother of invention, I created this delicious agua fresca – it’s the perfect balance of sweet and tangy! Now, I invite you to get creative in your own kitchen and try something new this weekend in honor of your mother. 

7 blood oranges freshly squeezed
7 Valencia oranges (the best for juicing) freshly squeezed
1 lemon (I prefer Eureka lemons – the ones with thick skin) freshly squeezed
4 cups water
3/4 cup sugar (or to taste)


  1. Combine all three juices, water, and sugar. Stir very well.
  2. Chill and serve over plenty of ice.

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Categories: Aguas Frescas and Drinks, Featured Recipes

One Comment on “Blood Orange Agua Fresca”

  1. Teresa A.
    May 11, 2014 at 7:48 am #

    Looks great, Mija. I can hardly wait until my Blood Orange tree brings forth fruit. And Dominic has a Valencia orange tree with very sweet fruit. I have also discoverd that using simple syrup (equal amount of sugar and water boild) works well when drinks need to be sweetened.


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