Melon Orange Blossom Aqua Frescas
With Cinco de Mayo and summertime coming up soon, I have the perfect refreshing non-alcoholic drink for you to enjoy: melon orange blossom aqua frescas. These drinks are fruity and just scream summertime get-togethers!
This post for melon orange blossom aqua frescas is sponsored by a company whose products I absolutely love–Nielsen-Massey. I was compensated by Nielsen-Massey for my time in developing this recipe and post. As always, all opinions are my own, thank you for supporting the brands and products that make the SweetPhi blog possible.
Can you believe that Cinco de Mayo is next week already? I cannot! I feel like just yesterday it was cold (the norm for here in Milwaukee, WI), but I am certainly ready for May and warmer weather. And, any excuse to drink and eat Mexican food, and you can count me in. This year, however, is a little different than all the past Cinco de Mayos for me because I am pregnant.
That means no alcohol for me, which is A-OK, because as other people drink their margaritas or cocktails, I’ll be sipping all the aqua frescas! Specifically, the best and most refreshing melon orange blossom aqua frescas.
Aqua frescas (translates to “cool waters”) are a non-alcoholic drink made from a blended combination of fruit, flowers, sugar and water. As I was thinking of making an aqua fresca recipe to share with you, I couldn’t help but think of all the amazing products Nielsen-Massey has (you already know what a huge fan of Nielsen-Massey I am from these 5 ingredient chicken skewers recipe or these vanilla bean chocolate chunk cookies), and thought how perfectly their orange blossom water would go in combination with melons to make an aqua fresca.
Orange blossom water is produced by water distillation of the blossoms of the bitter orange tree and is a refreshingly aromatic water. It adds the perfect compliment of flavor and aroma to these aqua frescas.
To make melon orange blossom aqua frescas all you do is add melon (I used watermelon and cantaloupe), orange blossom water, agave (you could also use honey) and water to a blender, blend away, and serve over ice. The end result is a beautifully colored, refreshing and delicious drink that is perfect for summertime!
- 2 cups cantaloupe melon, cubed
- 2 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
- 1 tablespoon Nielsen-Massey orange blossom water
- 3 tablespoons agave
- 3 cups water
- Cut melon into large cubes.
- Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until everything is well combined/smooth and blended (about 1 minute).
- Pour over ice and serve, or store in the refrigerator to keep it cool.