Need To Use Strawberries?

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Realized there were at least 4 cups of strawberries ripening to quickly and I didn’t want to bake anything.

I love aqua de fresa and seldom find it unless I’m waiting for my order at Pancho Villa (can’t wait to go there after this virus is smashed to hell) on 16th Street in SF. I used to drink a beer waiting, but now this is the preferred drink as it’s so freshing!

BTW, always read the entire recipe before proceeding. I’m sure most of you do, but not me. I realized getting this together to post that I put ALL 8 cups of water with the sugar and strawberries in the frig. I just poured off at least 6 cups saving the water. If it’s not ok, I will update this. Otherwise, No news is good news!

 

Mexican Strawberry Water (Agua de Fresa)

4 h 25    10 servings      100 cals

4 cups strawberries, sliced

1 cup white sugar

8 cups cold water

1 lime, cut into 8 wedges (optional)

8 fresh mint sprigs (optional)

In a medium bowl, mix together sliced strawberries, sugar, and 1 cup of water. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours. 

Remove the strawberry mixture from the refrigerator and pour into a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour the blended berry mixture through a wire mesh strainer set over a large mixing bowl; discard the pulp and seeds. 

Add the remaining 7 cups cold water to the pureed strawberries and mix well. Place the Aqua de Fresa in the refrigerator to chill for several hours or pour over ice and serve immediately. Garnish with lime slices or mint leaves.

Recipe by: Olivia from allrecipes.com

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