Recipe: Mango Agua Fresca

MANGO AGUA FRESCA

Whilst we were in LA we drank a variety of agua fresca drinks on our hunt for tacos. Watermelon, apple and cucumber and mango were all popular ones. When I picked fresh mangos from the groves at Lyons Farm and fresh mint with Gabriele at Paradise Farms Organic I thought what better way to use them up than with this drink...

Ingredients

  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 200 ml water
  • 1 handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 3 ripe magos
  • 2 limes
  • lots of ice (to serve)
Make the sugar syrup

Step 1

Make The Sugar Syrup

Dump the sugar, mint leaves and water into a saucepan and heat to a boil. Gently simmer for 2 minutes, then leave to cool.

Prep the fruit

Step 2

Prep The Fruit

Peel and dice the mangos. If it's an awesome mango then don't forget to suck the stone so you don't waste any flesh!

Blitz

Step 3

Blitz

Add the fruit to a liquidiser with 1 litre of cold water. Blitz until smooth, then pass through a fine sieve to remove any pith (this will depend on what fruit you use).

Adjust to taste

Step 4

Adjust To Taste

Whisk in as much of the cooled mint sugar syrup and fresh lime juice as you prefer… adjust to taste.

Serve

Step 5

Serve

Serve over ice.

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