Since lime trees are so abundant in central and southern México, it’s no surprise that good use is made of the leaves as well as the fruit. The following agua, or fruit drink, is probably one of the cheapest and best drinks in the country and perfect for anyone with access to a lime tree. The amount of sugar can be adjusted to taste.
- 1 ½ ounces lime leaves
- ½ cup sugar
- 11 ½ cups water
Combine the lime leaves, sugar and 1 ½ cups of the water in a blender. Puree until smooth. Pour the mixture through a strainer into a pitcher. Add the remaining 10 cups of water and stir well. Serve over ice cubes. Makes 10-12 servings.
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