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Strawberry-Lime Agua Fresca

Photo: Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield Serves 12 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
How often do you go to a child's party where they offer up sugary juice box after juice box? This agua fresca is still yummy and sweet, but has a lot less sugar. Plus, you can control the amount of juice kids are having by pouring servings in 4-ounce cups. The strawberries are so delicious in this drink, but watermelon and pineapple are also good stand-ins. For a real happy hour, stir in some rum for an adult cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups hulled strawberries, divided
  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • Lime wedges (optional)
  • Mint sprigs (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups rum (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 53
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.2 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 0.4 g
  • carbohydrate 13.6 g
  • fiber 1.2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 3 mg
  • calcium 12 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place 2 1/2 cups strawberries and 1 1/2 cups water in a blender; process until smooth. Strain strawberry mixture through a sieve into a pitcher. Repeat procedure with remaining strawberries and water. Add sugar and lime juice to pitcher, stirring until sugar dissolves. Serve with lime wedges, mint, and 2 tablespoons rum per serving (for adults only), if desired.
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