Strawberry Basil Agua Fresca

I am not a “summer” kind of gal. For me, the only good thing about the heat of the summer is the fact that I can consume popsicles and drink gallons of Agua Fresca. This is one of my favorite refreshers. If I am having a party, I like to switch it up and use club soda instead of water. It makes the drink a lot more fun and bubbly, as well as versatile enough to mix in with adult beverages.

 

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz fresh strawberries
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 10-12 fresh basil leaves
  • 10 cups of water, or club soda

 

Directions:

  1. Wash and remove green tops from strawberries. Remove basil leaves from stems.
  2. In a blender, combine the strawberries, basil leaves, lemon juice, and sugar. Mix on HIGH for 3-4 minutes, until the mixture is finely pureed.
  3. Place a fine mesh sieve over your pitcher, and start pouring the strawberry and basil mixture into it.