Orange Agua Fresca / Agua De Naranja

6 people
10 min

This orange agua fresca recipe is easy, sweet and refreshing. Made with only three ingredients including freshly squeezed orange juice! This traditional Mexican agua de naranja is the perfect year-round drink!

If you’ve never had agua fresca, it’s a delicious, light and refreshing juice. This non-alcoholic drink is a traditional juice recipe from Mexico. It’s perfect for the Spring and Summer — and especially for groups and easy drinking!

Frequently Asked Questions for Agua de Naranja

Can I use another sugar from agave?

Absolutely! You can substitute agave for maple syrup, honey, monkfruit sweetener, regular turbinado or coconut sugars.

How do I store agua fresca?

I like putting my pitcher of agua fresca straight into the fridge.

Orange Agua Fresca / Agua De Naranja
Recipe details
  • 6  people
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 3 Cups Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice about 9 oranges
  • 4 Cups Water
  • ½ Cup Agave Nectar

Squeeze the oranges into a bowl or measuring cup.
Pour the freshly squeezed orange juice into a large pitcher.
Add the water and agave syrup into the pitcher. Stir together.
Place pitcher in the fridge for at least 30-minutes, or pour over ice in a glass.
  • Best orange to use: Valencia oranges, Cara Cara oranges, tangerines or mandarins.
  • Not recommended to use: Blood oranges or Navel oranges.
  • You can substitute agave syrup for maple syrup, honey, monkfruit sweetener or regular turbinado or coconut sugars.
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  • Bog12336047 Bog12336047 on Jul 21, 2021

    It is orange juice , people !

    • Mandy Copeland Mandy Copeland on Jul 21, 2021

      I couldn't wait to find out what this amazing drink was. How disappointing that it's just orange juice so no I won't be squeezing 9 oranges any day soon.

  • Jaye Jaye on Jul 22, 2022

    Great drink refreshing