This strawberry agua fresca recipe contains fresh strawberries, water, lime juice and sugar, all blended together to make a colorful drink. A quick and easy beverage that’s perfect for a hot day!

I love to have plenty of easy drink recipes to serve during the summer months. Some of my go-to options include a mojito mocktail, pineapple coconut smoothie, blue margarita and this refreshing strawberry agua fresca.

A glass of strawberry agua fresca garnished with mint and lime.

There’s nothing that screams summer more than fresh, ripe strawberries! One of my favorite ways to enjoy berries is in this strawberry agua fresca, which is a popular drink in Mexico. It’s quick to put together, and is always a hit at any gathering.

Strawberry Agua Fresca Ingredients

Strawberries, sugar, limes, water and mint.

To make this recipe, you will need fresh strawberries, water, fresh lime juice and sugar. You can garnish your drink with additional berries, lime slices and mint sprigs if you like.

How Do You Make Strawberry Agua Fresca?

Place the berries, lime juice, sugar and some water in a blender. Blend until you have a puree. Pour the puree through a strainer into a large pitcher, and discard any solids that remain in the strainer. Add more water to the pitcher, then stir to combine. Chill the agua fresca until you’re ready to serve it. You can add sliced berries, limes and mint leaves right before serving.

Strawberries mixed with sugar in a blender.

Tips For The Perfect Drink

  • Fresh strawberries work best in this drink. While you can use frozen berries, you’ll need to thaw them first and also add more sugar.
  • Strawberry agua fresca will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best results.
  • It’s important to pour the strawberry puree through a sieve or strainer, otherwise you may end up with a lot of seeds in your drink.

Quick Tip

No blender on hand? You can also use a food processor to blend the strawberries.

Strawberries blended and poured through a sieve then into a pitcher.

Recipe FAQs

What is agua fresca made of?

Agua fresca contains fruit, sugar, water and lime juice.

Is agua fresca the same as juice?

Agua fresca tends to be lighter than juice in both consistency and flavor, since it is a fruit puree that is mixed with water.


A glass pitcher filled with strawberry agua fresca.

Flavor Variations

While this strawberry agua fresca is delicious as it is written, you can easily customize the flavors to your tastes.

  • Fruit: Try using a different type of fruit such as watermelon, cucumbers, mango, pineapple or cantaloupe.
  • Sparkling: Swap out the water for sparkling water for a less authentic, but still delicious option.
  • Cocktail: Turn this mocktail into a cocktail by adding 1/2 cup of tequila, vodka or rum.

If you’re looking to stay hydrated this summer, have a strawberry agua fresca. It’ll help keep you cool and refreshed and those super hot summer days will be much more tolerable!

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Strawberry Agua Fresca

AuthorSara Welch
A glass of strawberry agua fresca garnished with mint and lime.
This strawberry agua fresca recipe contains fresh strawberries, water, lime juice and sugar, all blended together to make a colorful drink. A quick and easy beverage that's perfect for a hot day!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine Mexican
Serves 4


  • 4 cups diced strawberries
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups water divided use
  • mint sprigs, lime slices, strawberry slices optional


  • Place the strawberries, lime juice, sugar and 2 cups of the water in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Strain the fruit mixture into a pitcher and discard solids. Add the remaining water to the pitcher and stir to combine.
  • Chill until ready to serve.
  • Garnish with mint, lime and fresh fruit if desired.


  1. I recommend using fresh strawberries, as they tend to be sweeter than frozen berries.
  2. Agua fresca will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  3. Use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best results.


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This is so yummy!! we love having a special drink that the whole family can enjoy on our Saturdays and Sundays outside!

  2. 5 stars
    Omg this really was the perfect summer drink!! It was super easy to make, light, refreshing and not too sweet. I loved it!

  3. 5 stars
    So it was 106 here yesterday… hot! I was looking for something to make and this recipe came up. It was amazing!

  4. 5 stars
    It’s so fun to make agua fresca at home;. This agua fresca is so refreshing and good. Next time I might add some fresh berries, because… why not?

  5. I’m planning on making it for Easter, would using frozen mangos as apposed to fresh be ok? The mangos in the stores are pretty green. I’ll be using fresh strawberries! Can’t wait to try!!!

  6. This drink is STUNNING! I love the pictures!
    Pinning! Perfect way to cool off on a hot summers day!

    1. Thanks Mariah! I agree, it’s the perfect drink for hot weather because it’s not overly sweet.

  7. I’m safe indoors with the AC right now and I’m still drooling over this. Love the ice cubes and photography too! Hello from a fellow CA (Bay Area) food blogger! It’s gonna be a wonderful summer.

  8. This is seriously AMAZING! You are so right, it is SO hot in California, and this is the perfect summer drink for sure. I am totally making this! Amazing recipe.

  9. The ice cubes are perfect – there’s nothing worse than getting halfway through a delicious drink and it getting all watery. I’m definitely making this recipe this weekend!

  10. What A gorgeous drink that looks super refreshing! I love how you garnished it, and the ice cubes and sugaring were such a great touch!

  11. This literally looks amazing, and I am about to run to pick up the ingredients. Looks so refreshing!