Papaya and Lime Agua Fresca
Perfect for warm-weather sipping, this refreshing cocktail combines papaya and fresh lime juice with tequila and Grand Marnier.
- 8 cups water
- 5 cups chopped papaya, plus cubes for garnish
- 1/3 cup fresh lime juice, plus 6 to 8 lime wedges for garnish
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups gold tequila
- 1/4 cup Grand Marnier
- Ice cubes as needed
In a blender, working in batches, combine the water, chopped papaya, lime juice and sugar. Blend on high speed until the mixture is completely liquid and frothy.
Transfer the papaya mixture to a pitcher. Add the tequila and Grand Marnier and stir to combine.
Fill 6 to 8 glasses with ice cubes. Pour the agua fresca into the glasses. Garnish each with a lime wedge and a cocktail skewer of papaya cubes. Serves 6 to 8.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Cooking for Friends, by Alison Attenborough and Jamie Kimm (Oxmoor House, 2008).