Strawberry Agua Fresca

Strawberry Agua Fresca | Strawberry & Lime Infused Water

Agua Fresca is Spanish for “fresh water.”  It is fruit or grain infused water and with in-season fruit like strawberries it is indeed refreshing!  I’m quite smitten and it was so simple to make.  The options are endless.  We are going to try strawberry-watermelon next and homemade horchata, but there are so many other options: any fruit or combination thereof, add vanilla bean, use other citrus, basil, flavored sugar, or milk! You could also substitute plain ol’ water in a lemonade recipe for this stuff and oh baby! You’d have some Ultimate Strawberry Lemonade.

Strawberry Agua Fresca | Strawberry & Lime Infused Water

Keep in mind it isn’t super sweet. You only add a small amount of sugar and really only the natural flavor of the fruit comes through. You don’t have to strain it either, even though we did… you can leave it unstrained and it will have more of a smoothie like texture, but we enjoyed the silky texture of it strained.

Strawberry Agua Fresca | Strawberry & Lime Infused Water

STRAWBERRY AGUA FRESCA
                          serves 6-8

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 lbs of strawberries, washed and hulled
  • 2 small limes, juiced
  • Ice and additional limes and/or strawberries for serving

DIRECTIONS:

Combine water and sugar, stirring until sugar dissolves.

Strawberry Agua Fresca | Strawberry & Lime Infused Water

Place strawberries in a blender and process until smooth.

Combine the sugar water, strawberry puree, and lime juice; stir well. Refrigerate mixture for 4 hours.

Strawberry Agua Fresca | Strawberry & Lime Infused Water Strawberry Agua Fresca | Strawberry & Lime Infused Water

{Serve without straining} or strain mixture by removing strawberry pulp with fine mesh strainer  and serve over ice with garnish of choice.
Keep refrigerated – mine was twice as good the second day!

Strawberry Agua Fresca | Strawberry & Lime Infused Water

Feeling fresca,

ApronClad

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