agua fresca

agua fres·​ca | \ ˈä-gwə-ˈfre-skə How to pronounce agua fresca (audio) \
plural aguas frescas

Definition of agua fresca

: 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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First Known Use of agua fresca

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agua fresca

borrowed from American Spanish, literally, “fresh water”

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“Agua fresca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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