What do you do when its not watermelon season yet and are desparately craving a nice refreshing aqua fresca?? Make this delicious strawberry mint aqua fresca! Its simple and so refreshing. It also takes 10 minutes to whip up!
What is an Aqua Fresca?
An aqua fresca is an non-alcholic mexican fruit beverage. As it translate to "fresh water" it is just a summery drink made with water and fresh fruit. Typcially aqua fresca is also seasoned with sugar and lime juice.
Last summer, we were so reluctant to buy watermelons. Not because we aren't watermelon eaters. But instead because we couldn't finish an entire watermelon. I mean its usually not a problem because we would always get our watermelon fix from summer get togethers. Since last summer that was out of the picture, we were stuck (no get togethers = no watermelons = what a completely lackluster summer!)
While eventually we gave in an starting grabbing watermelons. First snacking on them, them making watermelon feta salads. But once we started making watermelon aqua frescas, it was like we couldn't buy watermelons fast enough!
We've been on an aqua fresca kick ever since (also you know there's going to be watermelon aqua fresca recipe coming soon)! The best aqua fresca is made with fruit thats in season and fresh.
This year, we're starting off with a nice springy strawberry mint aqua fresca. We made these strawberry mint aqua frescas because we were looking for the perfect want to ring in the Spring season but also because we always have strawberries in our house. They're a favorite for the kids and they're already available again in local supermarkets.
What's in it?
- fresh mint
- lime juice
Yup! That's it, just five simple ingredients! And the resulting drink is so refreshing , sweet and tart. Its a perfect summer treat for kids too! Its hydrates them, gives them an extra serving of fruit and you made it yourself at home, using your own ingredients!
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Strawberry Mint Aqua Fresca
- 1 pound strawberries hulled and sliced
- 10-14 mint leaves
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 3 cups water
- ⅓ cup sugar
- Add all items in a blender, blend until smooth.
- Taste for sweetness, add more sugar if desired.
- Serve immediately, the mixture will start to separate if left unattended, simply blend again if needed.