Strawberry Agua Fresca – A Refreshing Drink

My Garden Life
May 2, 2016

Cinco de Mayo originated as a commemoration of Mexican soldiers’ unlikely defeat of the French occupying forces in Puebla, Mexico. May 5 is now widely recognized as a day to celebrate and show pride in Mexican heritage as well as enjoy traditional foods and beverages such as aguas frescas.

Agua fresca is a popular beverage sold by street vendors in Central America, the Caribbean, the United States, and Mexico. The drink is comprised of fruits, seeds or flowers mixed with sugar, lime, and water. It’s easy to make an agua fresca and they’re the perfect addition to your table on Cinco de Mayo or any day you’re craving a healthy, refreshing drink!

Servings: 6

Ingredients for Strawberry Agua Fresca

6 cups water
2 cups strawberries, hulled or thawed frozen
1/2 cup lime juice
1/2 cup sugar

Directions for Making Aguas Frescas

Puree the water, lime juice, and strawberries in a blender to a smooth consistency. Next add the sugar and blend thoroughly. Taste the mixture and add more sugar or lime juice, if desired. Refrigerate until chilled or serve immediately over ice.

Tip: Other favorite fruits can be used in place of strawberries. Pineapple, all variety of melons and citrus fruits will make delicious agua fresca. For a twist, add a hint of fresh mint!

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