Agua fresca is a combination of fruits blended with sugar, honey, lime juice and water to make a refreshing non-alcoholic drink. It is very popular in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. You may, if you wish call it a fruit flavoured lemonade.
Strawberry is one of the fruits in my list of super fruits. It has a lot of health benefits and there are so many things that can be made using it. Agua Fresca is really easy to make and it tastes really good. Plus, it’s healthy and loaded with antioxidants. 😁 🍓
Ingredients: (Serves 4)
- Strawberry- 250 grams
- Water- 3 cups or 720 ml
- Honey- 3 tablespoons
- Lime juice- 1 teaspoon
- Mint leaves- 6 to 8
- Ice cubes- to serve (Optional)
Remove the topmost white part and the leaves of the strawberries. Cut into half and add to a blender. Blend it until smooth and lump free. Add water, blend until completely incorporated.. Add honey, lime juice and give it a quick blend. Pour into a jug and add the mint leaves to it. Mix and leave for 10-15 mins for mint to infuse. Strain it twice to remove the seeds and any pulpy part. Strawberries are slightly sour so 1 teaspoon of lime is enough to bring out the sourness but if you still feel its less, add a small amount of extra lime juice but make sure it is not too much as this drink is supposed to be mild. Taste the Agua Fresca and check for sweetness and adjust it using honey. Add ice cubes if required and serve.