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Cantaloupe-Basil Agua Fresca Recipe

This non-alcoholic Cantaloupe Agua Fresca fruit drink. It’s a simple flavored water that’s refreshing . A delightful drink is served daily on almost every street corner in Mexico, or you can make it on your own. This non-alcoholic fruit drink is perfect for sipping on a summer afternoon. Don’t like pieces of basil in your drink? Strain the Agua Fresca before serving.

Cantaloupe-Basil Agua Fresca Recipe

Need a quick quench? A lemon basil cantaloupe agua fresca using sweet cantaloupe, lemon basil, water, and honey. try this Refreshing beverage to quench the thirst.
Prep Time10 mins
Chill1 hr 25 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: American BBQ, Cantaloupe, Cantaloupe-Basil Agua Fresca, Fresca, Summer Drinks
Servings: 2
Calories: 78kcal


  • Measuring Cups/Spoons Set
  • Glass Liquid Measuring Cups
  • 18 x 24-Inch Plastic Cutting Board
  • 8" Chef's Knife
  • Blender
  • Sieve Set
  • High-Heat Scraper
  • Drink Muddler
  • Glass Nesting Bowls
  • 9" Wire Whisk



  • 2 cups Chopped fresh cantaloupe
  • 2 cups Water, divided


  • 1 Tbsp. Chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp. Superfine sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. Fresh lime juice
  • Pinch of salt


  • Purée cantaloupe and 1 cup water in a blender; strain through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing solids to extract as much juice as possible. Discard solids.
  • Muddle basil and sugar together until fragrant. Whisk in remaining 1 cup water, lime juice, and salt, then stir in cantaloupe juice. Chill agua fresca until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories78
  • % Daily Value *
  • Sodium 22mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
    • Protein 1g 2%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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