Strawberry Agua Fresca

Here’s what you’ll need:

Makes: about 6 cups

Note: all of these measurements can be easily altered to suit your taste

- 4 cups fresh strawberries, tips trimmed off

- 6 cups water

- 1/3 cup sugar

- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

- 1/2 cup sparkling water (optional)

Instructions:

Combine half of the strawberries, half of the water and half of the sugar in a blender and blend on high speed until the the strawberries are all pureed and the water is a nice pink color. Strain through a fine sieve into a pitcher to separate all the seeds from the liquid. Repeat the process until all of the strawberries, water and sugar have been blended together and strained.

Add the lime juice and sparkling water (if using) to the blended and strained water and stir to mix well. Refrigerate and serve cold over ice.

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