Sunday, June 04, 2017

Strawberry agua fresca/Mexican Strawberry Water

Last one week was like whirlwind. It was my elder ones birthday last friday and we had a small party at home with friends and went out for a fun evening to Noor island, sharjah. We had great fun and enjoyed to the fullest, forgetting that we were grown-ups, even our kids were shocked to see us climb ropes, jumping on the trampoline, shouting our heart out! 
My lil one was so angry, he lashed us out, saying "i m shouting for a long time for you to come and take a photo of me, climbing this rope, and you are not listening, Bad amma"
We were so tired the next day, all of us slept like a baby. As usual baking took a toll on me, i was a bit more tired than others 😅
Why such a long story, you may ask? yeah, in all this fun, i totally forgot about this month Blogging marathon and wasn't ready with any of the recipes for the first week. Unknowingly, i have all recipes ready for week 2. 
I chose Latin-American Cuisine for week 1. The reason to pick such a theme, is to move away from my comfort zone and experiment. Being such a lazy bum, i again look for comfort recipes in such a theme too!
According to Wiki, Latin America, refers to territories in the Americas, where the spanish or Portuguese language prevail. Mexico, most of Central and South America, and in the Caribbean, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. I was happy to have such a broad spectrum of cuisines to chose from.
Today, i present you a very simple,yet colorful recipe, Agua de fresca. Agua fresca is a non-alcoholic drink, usually a combination of either fruit, cereals, seeds blended  along with water and sugar. Here i have made Strawberry agua fresca, since i had some fresh strawberries in hand.


Ingredients (serves 2)
1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
4 tbsp sugar
1.5 cups of ice-cold water
juice of half a lemon
ice cubes to serve
Method
  • Wash,hull and chop the strawberries roughly. Add sugar to this and refrigerate for an hour.  After an hour, take the berries along with water and blend smooth. 
  • Pass the juice through a strainer to remove the seeds. Once strained, add lemon juice to it and mix well.
  • Add some ice cubes to serving glass, pour the fresh juice over ice and serve immediately.

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful color and sounds like strawberry lemonade ! Very refreshing !
    It is such a great feeling to go back to your childhood , behave like kids , I guess it keeps you so much younger !
    And yes Happy Birthday to the young boy !

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  2. Omg, how pretty this drink looks. Super refreshing and definitely a fabulous drink. Belated birthday wishes to you young boy.

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  3. It is good to have fun once in a while. Usually this happens for me during our BM meet. The drink is so vibrant and I am sure it tasted amazing..

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  4. Love that beautiful colour Priya..I so agree that each time I pick up a new cuisine, I start with an enthusiasm to try very different ones, end up doing simple and similar dishes..guess it will take some more time for me..:)

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  5. Its good for the soul to have fun shouting and laughing. Beautiful photo and the drink looks very refreshing.

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  6. What a pretty colored drink that is Priya. So simple to make and so refreshing for the summer heat.

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  7. Drink looks amazingly beautiful. Lovely color so much inviting. Very easy And yumn

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  8. Absolutely love such drinks. Fresh flavours! I am so looking forward to make loads of them and many more as summers approach Mumbai next month. Loved the clicks.

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  9. What a lovely combination for the drink. sounds refreshing.

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  10. Love Agua Fresca from Mexican Cuisine! Simple recipe and refreshing flavors!

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  11. Nice to know that you had fun and sometimes, it is good to forget everything and enjoy like a kid. Drink looks refreshing and lovely colour.

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  12. Hearing about Mexican strawberry water for the first time! Looks so vibrant and super simple to make!

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  13. Looks so refreshing and beautiful. We can substitute water with some fizzy drink as well?

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  14. Looks so fresh with a citrus punch.. I will sure make it !!

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  15. What a refreshing and colourful drink! Perfect for a summer BBQ partties:)

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  16. Looks so inviting. Is it necessary to add sugar? In summer a perfect drink.

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    1. Without sugar it might not taste good bhawana. If the berries are sweet enough you can adjust the amount

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  17. Yes, children's birthdays keeps mothers on toes. Belated wishes. Refreshing drink anytime. Love that colour, gorgeous it is.

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  18. So simple to make but delicious 😊😊

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  19. Such a simple yet very refreshing drink with strawberries.Love the beautiful color of it.

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  20. Wow..this looks so good..I can have this all day..

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  21. With strawberries in season, this is the perfect time to post this recipe. So you have not been lazy, but helpful to us by introducing this amazing drink to try

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  22. The blogging marathon looks like a great way to encourage you to create new recipes. This strawberry drink sounds and looks so refreshing.

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Thanks a Lot for taking your time out and Visiting my Kitchen!!!!! Your Valuable Comments keep me going!!! Feel free to ask your doubts , i will definitely try reply you back. Good Day!!!

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