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Summer is here and it sure is hot! Luckily, you can get great products to cool down your family, like Santa Cruz Organic’s new product, Agua Fresca. Traditionally, aqua fresca is a combination of fruits, cereals, seeds or flowers blended with sugar and water to make a refreshing drink that is popular in the Mexico, Central America and the U.S. Santa Cruz organic used this traditional Latino drink to create their new Agua Fresca drink, with USDA Certified Organic ingredients like organic juice and fruit purees combine with water, sugar and a hint of lemon juice to make this perfect summer drink!
This is the perfect summer drink for your kids. 14% juice, with water as the first ingredient, and a sugar content level of 14g, way less than most juices which typically weigh in over 20g! Did the kids like it? Yes! See?
We loved it too. Santa Cruz Organic Aqua Fresca drinks are also Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten free -good news for my family! They are available in Pomegranate, Mango Passionfruit and Grapefruit. A 32oz. bottle of Santa Cruz Organic Agua Fresca retails for $3.20 to $3.49, depending on location. I love having the option of a fun, new drink for summer relaxing that’s lower sugar than juice. Because of that, I often end up watering juice down and it just doesn’t taste right. With Agua Fresca, I don’t have to do that; it’s delicious just as it is.
I thinks it’s perfect as is, but I always love a little fizz so I added a drop of club soda. As you can see, Amelia loved the Pomegranate, which is awesome, kids don’t always like this flavor.
Recipe: Santa Cruz Sunshine
While this is a lovely and totally organic drink, I still waned a little more fizz…and kick. Hey, I’m a hard working mom, so why not? Something about that Mango Passionfruit flavor made me think it would go perfect with hard Pear cider. So I whipped up a batch of mint ice cubes (just put mint in your tray, add water & freeze), an viola! Husband’s response: “WOW, that’s awesome!” (PS, he hates hard cider and juicy alcohol drinks but this he LOVED.)
- 1 part Santa Cruz Organic Mango Passionfruit
- 1 partAce Perry Hard Cider
- 2 large mint ice cubes
More About Santa Cruz Organic
We are fans of Santa Cruz Organic products, from their lemonades (Raspberry is my favorite, the kids love Straweberry) to their applesauce, so it was a nice treat to get their apple sauce pouches as well. these are great for packing for the kids lunch and easy to eat on the go!
Did you know that this company was the first to have a wide range of organic, 100% juices and blends? They sell more than 50 organic items including chocolate syrups and peanut butters!
I’m excited to share that I’ll be giving away two bottles of Santa Cruz Organic Agua Fresca, so you can try it for yourself!