agua fresca

noun agua fres·ca \ˈä-gwə-ˈfre-skə\

Definition of agua fresca


aguas frescas

  1. :  a beverage consisting of water and sugar with fruits, grains, or seeds added for flavoring For a rancho-style summer barbecue, we make a big glass barrel of agua fresca, and sometimes it’s more popular than the beer or wine if the day is particularly hot. — Jacqueline Higuera McMahan, California Rancho Cooking, 2001

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Origin and Etymology of agua fresca

borrowed from American Spanish, literally, “fresh water”

First Known Use: 1962

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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