Strawberry-Lime Agua Fresca

Strawberry-Lime Agua Fresca Recipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
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.

Yield:

Serves 12 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes

Nutritional 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

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)

Preparation

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.

Note:

Amanda Haas,

Cooking Light Real Family Food

September 2012
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