Summer bounty fresh sweet strawberries are easily available in the market. My daughter’s loves strawberries and her breakfast are a bowl of strawberries and whipped cream. I love to make desserts with strawberries too. So, every trip to the market has a pound or two of strawberries in my shopping bag. I thought of making some strawberry lemonade but changed the idea at the last minute and made this strawberry rose agua fresca.
This is festive easy drink you can make with fresh strawberries and mint. Yes, my herb garden has lot of mint, and I decided to make use of that too. I also added rosewater. In Indian cuisine, rosewater is a must to make an exotic Indian dessert. I used Nectevia sweetener which is diabetic friendly so that my hubby can enjoy it, if you can’t get hold of it use honey or sugar.
You can make puree ahead of the day when you plan to serve and when ready to serve add ice and club soda. For kids you can try with sprite or any other lemon soda.
Aguas frescas is a Spanish word for cool waters and literally means fresh waters. These are light non-alcoholic beverages made from one or more fruits, cereals, flowers, or seeds blended with sugar and water. They are popular in Mexico and the United States. Some of the more common flavors include tamarind, hibiscus, and horchata.
Not only strawberry is delicious fruit, laboratory studies has also shown that consumption of strawberries may be associated with decreased cardiovascular disease risk and that phytochemicals present in strawberries have anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. Strawberries is also one of the favorite fruits of my two kids, my son who only loves banana and strawberries.
When you get fresh strawberries, try to make this strawberry rose agua fresca. Next time when looking for a drink for get-together, then try this one, if you don’t like rose water, then try with orange blossom water.
Strawberry Rose Agua fresca
- 1 cup chopped hulled strawberries
- 10 mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon Nectevia or use your favorite sweetener Increase amount if you want more sweetness
- ½ cup cold water
- ½ teaspoon rose water use orange blossom water if you don’t like rose water
- Club soda
- Ice cubes
- First process, strawberries, mint leaves and lime juice in a blender into fine puree with ½ cup water.
- Fill the glass with ice and add 2/3 rd of glass with strawberry -rose-mint puree and then top with club soda and enjoy.
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.