Rhubarb Agua Fresca


Sure, you've had agua fresca drinks, but we'd wager you've never made one with rhubarb before. Give it a try and see what you've been missing.

Rhubarb Agua Fresca
Photo: Blaine Moats
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 55 mins
6 1/2 cups


  • 1 pound fresh rhubarb, chopped, or one 16-ounce package frozen cut rhubarb

  • 1 ½ cup sugar

  • 6 cup water

  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice

  • Ice cubes


  1. In a 4-quart pot combine rhubarb, sugar, and 6 cups water. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve the sugar; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes or until rhubarb has broken down. Let cool 1 hour. Chill, covered, 2 to 4 hours.

  2. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher; discard solids. Stir in lemon juice. Serve or chill, covered, until ready to serve. Serve over ice. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

207 Calories
54g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Total Sugars 51g
Vitamin C 10.9mg 55%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Potassium 133mg 3%
Folate, total 6.7mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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