Mango Orange Agua Fresca

Vickie Parks


'Agua Fresca' (or "fresh water", in Spanish) is a light, refreshing fruit drink that originated in Central America. It's great for cooling off on a scorching hot day. It's like a Smoothie but typically uses more water or juice in order to flavor the water more and not just purée the fresh fruit. There are more variations of Agua Fresca than there are fruits that grow in Central America, because many recipes will combine fruits and/or juice blends to create dozens upon dozens of wonderfully fruity 'Agua Fresca' combinations.

This variation pairs fresh mango and fresh orange juice. Yum!


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min


  • 1 large
    ripe mango, peeled and pitted and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup
    orange juice
  • 1/2 cup
    ice cubes
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    agave nectar or honey (or to taste)
  • 4
    orange slices, for garnish
  • 2
    lime wedges
  • 2 sprig(s)
    fresh mint, for garnish

How to Make Mango Orange Agua Fresca


  1. Place mango, orange juice and ice in a blender, and blend for several seconds or until smooth.
  2. Stir in lime juice and agave (or honey).
  3. Add fresh ice to 2 glasses. Divide the blended mixture among the two glasses, pouring it over the fresh ice cubes. Float 2 orange slices in each glass. Garnish each drink with a lime wedge and fresh mint, and serve immediately.

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About Mango Orange Agua Fresca

Course/Dish: Smoothies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Latin American
Hashtag: #Central America

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