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!

Melon aqua fresca with orange blossom water, summery non alcoholic cocktail, mocktail recipeThis 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.

Melon aqua fresca recipeThat 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.

watermelon cantaloupe orange blossom aqua fresca recipeAqua 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.

Watermelon and cantalope aqua fresca recipe with orange blossom waterTo 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!

Melon aqua fresca with orange blossom water, summery non alcoholic cocktail, mocktail recipe

Melon Orange Blossom Aqua Frescas
 
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Serves: 8 glasses
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cantaloupe melon, cubed
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon Nielsen-Massey orange blossom water
  • 3 tablespoons agave
  • 3 cups water
Instructions
  1. Cut melon into large cubes.
  2. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until everything is well combined/smooth and blended (about 1 minute).
  3. Pour over ice and serve, or store in the refrigerator to keep it cool.
Notes
1 cantaloupe yields about 6 cups cubed melon, so you're using about ⅓ of a melon for this recipe. You could certainly make more aqua frescas with the leftover fruit.
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A perfect non-alcoholic drink for all summer long

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  • Reply

    these are SO lovely & cinco de mayo or not, i kinda just want a gallon of this aqua fresca by my side at all times! xx

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Haha, thank you so much, and I totally agree – having a gallon of this by my side at all times would be fantastic 🙂

  • Nancy Truszynski
    Reply

    I live in Waukesha and would like to know where to purchase the NielsenMassey extracts.
    Thanks, Nancy Truszynski

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Hi Nancy,
      Thank you for your question! They sell Nielsen Massey at the Spice House downtown, at Sur La Table, at Williams Sonoma, or I believe I’ve seen them at Sendiks – or you could order them online (which is what I do 🙂 )

  • Caras Kitchen
    Reply

    I love the layout of your blog! and your photography is freakin amazing! phew now that thats outta they way- these aqua frescas sound so refreshing and perfect for this warmer weather 🙂

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much, I really appreciate the compliments and comment!!

  • Jessica
    Reply

    These look delicious and perfect for summer! We’ve made aqua Fresca in the past but it’s never looked like this – beautiful!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Awwww, thank you so much! So glad you liked the look of these, they were so vibrantly colored, it made me think of sunshine and summertime 🙂

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