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(recipe, Marissa Lippert)
Agua fresca, or "fresh water," is served throughout Mexico and is a perfect summertime cooler.
Culinate editor's note: Because granulated sugar won't dissolve easily in cold liquid, you may wish to replace the 3 tablespoons sugar with a simple syrup of sugar dissolved in boiling water. Agave nectar, of course, is already liquid. Read more about hydration in Marissa Lippert's "Hydration and health."