nutritional information

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 322
  • Protein: <1 g
  • Total Fat: <1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 49 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 8 mg
  • Fiber: <1 g
  • Sugar: 44 g

Spicy Pineapple and Cucumber Agua Fresca

Spicy Pineapple and Cucumber Agua Fresca

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

Inspired by the cucumber water served in spas, this agua fresca is mildly sweet with a hint of chile heat. Frozen pineapple cubes can replace ice cubes to chill the cocktails. For a virgin variation, replace the alcohol with water until you’re satisfied with the sweetness level.
  • 1 small English cucumber
  • ½ Serrano chile, seeds and veins removed
  • 2 ½ cups pineapple juice
  • 7 Tbs. light agave nectar
  • 3 Tbs. lime juice
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup vodka or tequila (8 oz.)
  • Frozen pineapple cubes, optional

1. Purée cucumber and chile in blender until smooth. Pour mixture through fine strainer, pressing down on solids to extract all liquid. (You should have about 1 cup cucumber juice.)

2. Pour cucumber juice into large pitcher, and stir in pineapple juice, agave nectar, lime juice, and cayenne pepper. 

3. To serve: Pour 2 oz. vodka over ice or frozen pineapple cubes, if using, in tall glass. Top with 1 cup pineapple mixture.

July/August 2011 p.48

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This is gonna be the drink of choice for us this Labor Day ... cheers!!

Dedee Hinojosa - 2013-08-30 16:27:27

What's a good alcohol-free substitute for the vodka/tequila?

Jackie - 2013-08-30 16:15:54