Strawberry Agua Fresca

Strawberry Agua Fresca

I mentioned on Facebook that Mike and I picked 16 pounds of strawberries on the weekend. (As a side note, after spending the winter drinking smoothies made from berries we’d picked and frozen the previous summer, Mike is now a fan of berry picking!) I froze most of the berries for future smoothies, and we ate plenty of them fresh, but of course I also had to search the internet for some fun strawberry recipes to try!

It was hot out, I was thirsty, and this delicious stawberry agua fresca from Eat Live Run caught my eye. It’s not juice and it’s not water, but something of a mix between the two, making it sweet and refreshing. It tastes just like ripe summer strawberries and is a great alternative to lemonade. I would love to have a pitcher of this hanging out in my refrigerator all summer. It’s perfect for quenching your thirst and enjoying a sweet summer treat at the same time. Plus, it’s pretty and pink. 🙂 Give it a try while strawberries are in season!

Strawberry Agua Fresca

Strawberry Agua Fresca

Yield: Serves 3


1 lb strawberries, stems removed and sliced in half
2 1/2 cups cold water
3-4 T sugar, to taste
juice of one lime


Puree the strawberries in a food processor. Strain the puree through a fine mesh strainer to strain out the seeds. Pour the seedless puree into a pitcher and add the water, lime juice and sugar. Stir well until the sugar dissolves. Chill until cold. Garnish with additional lime slices and serve.

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  1. Those smoothies look wonderful! I'm going to have try one soon. 🙂

  2. My Spanish teacher is always talking about the great agua frescas in her country. It looks like a fabulous summer drink.

  3. Delicious! I bet it would be yummy with sparkling water too 🙂

  4. This sounds fantastic. I am finding out that lime juice is the perfect ingredient for most fruits. Squeeze fresh lime over cantaloupe it is out of this world fantastic. Since I have access to fresh strawberries, I am definitely going to try this.

  5. what of you done have a food processor what could i use
    Thanks, cant wait to make this

  6. anonymous – a blender would work just as well. Hope you like it! 🙂

  7. So simple! And it's such a perfect summery drink. Jealous of your berry pickings. I've never been but really should from the sounds of it!

  8. This looks so refreshing, Megan. It's supposed to get hot today and I'm very tempted to make this.

  9. This looks delicious Megan. We're picking strawberries this week. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. wow, 16 lbs of fresh strawberries – you're lucky! The drink looks great too 🙂

  11. I've made Jenna's Strawberry Agua Fresca for Easter and it was soooo delicious! Must make again.

  12. Wow, 16 lbs?? You are so set, strawberry-wise! 🙂

  13. Aqua frescsas are totally dominating my Summer so far. SO good and refreshing.

  14. I have some strawberries dying a slow death in my fridge – this just might be the solution. It sounds so refreshing and summery!

  15. this looks so refreshing 🙂

  16. Refreshing and delicious looking! Maybe I'll add champagne for Sunday brunch!

  17. THis sounds so yummy and refreshing!!

  18. That looks so delicious and refreshing on a hot hot Texas day. I've processed my berries in the food processor and the pulp is just sitting there. I lined a strainer with cheesecloth. How much liquid am I supposed to get and how long does it take? It's been about an hour. I'm tempted just to dump it all together and go for it!

  19. Carol – I had a similar problem, I assumed because my fine mesh strainer was a little too fine! I ended up just mixing the pulp with the water, then straining it that way. The extra liquid seemed to help the strawberry juice flow through. It still took awhile, but maybe about 30 minutes? I would press down on the pulp with a spoon too, and kind of swirl it around. I actually let mine just sit on the counter while I went for a bike ride, so I don't have any exact times… good luck!!

  20. WOW – 16 pounds of strawberries sounds amazing! I'm totally jelly belly right now. If I had that many I would make this agua fresca over and over and over again. Looks amazing!

  21. Just made it this morning for breakfast… I have a couple of pounds left of strawberries and it was delicious. I mixed it in the speed bullet and didn't need to strain…loved it. Thank you!

  22. Beth – So glad you liked it! 🙂

  23. This looks so refreshing! I’ll be trying this with my over abundance of strawberries I have from my garden.

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