Aguas Frescas or homemade infused water is an amazing non-alcoholic beverage option for any Holiday cocktail party! Watching your weight this Holiday season? These calorie-free flavoured waters, are not only fast and easy to prepare, but you can also get creative and infuse with holiday-inspired ingredients like mint or cranberry!
Here are some tips to make your own Aguas Frescas!
1) Combinations count – Use any combination of fruits, veggies, herbs, flowers or roots. Try cranberries and citrus, or for a hot drink, try apple slices with cinnamon sticks. Feel free to add a sweetener such as honey or agave nectar!
2) Select your water – Water quality affects the taste of any beverage. A pure artisan water such as FIJI Water is ideal for enhancing the flavour and health benefits of your recipe.
3) Infuse – After muddling your ingredients together begin the decoction (mean”to cook”) or steeping in boiling water. Cover and let stand for several hours. Monitor some herbs after 10 minutes to ensure their flavour doesn’t overpower the water.
4) Smooth finish: Use a mesh strainer to remove all solids from the liquid. Chill or serve hot for a winter treat!