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Strawberry thyme agua fresca

August 2, 2011

Strawberry Thyme Agua Fresca

I fell head over heels for aguas frescas last summer, and now I remember why.  This fruit and herb combination is pure delight on a hot day.  I snipped a handful of thyme from the deck, grabbed a bag of strawberries from the freezer, and was sipping this lovely drink in no time!

{one year ago:  buttermilk waffles}

Recipe:  Strawberry Thyme Agua Fresca

(from Matt Bites)

Thyme Simple Syrup
1/2 cup loosely packed thyme sprigs
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 water

Bring the water and sugar to a boil and then add the thyme. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Strain and remove the thyme.

For the Drink
4 cups of fresh or frozen strawberries with 2-4 cups of water to blend
8-10 cups of water

Puree the fruit and water in batches and then strain to remove any seeds or pulp.  Add the simple syrup to the strained liquid and then dilute with 8 to 10 cups of water. Adjust the sugar and water levels to your liking. Serve over plenty of ice and enjoy immediately.

 

 

 

6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 3, 2011 12:53 pm

    I like strawberry-thyme almost as much as Morris Day and the Thyme.

    Cheers!

  2. Evie permalink
    August 8, 2011 4:39 pm

    What’s Agua Fresca???

  3. oneordinaryday permalink
    August 8, 2011 5:02 pm

    Evie – Agua fresca, in Spanish, means fresh (cold) water, and with only a couple simple ingredients and the push of a button on my blender, that’s exactly what I had. Aguas frescas originated in Mexico, but have become popular throughout the Caribbean and in the United States. It’s especially common in Mexico to find street vendors selling aguas frescas, using whatever fruits are in season.
    They are really good and perfect for all these hot days we keep having. : )
    ~xoxo Aunt Shell

  4. August 23, 2011 6:42 pm

    This looks so refreshing =D

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