Strawberry Cucumber Agua Fresca

Drinks

We’re flirxting with summer. By the way, “flirxting” is a technical term.

I’m so ready to do a canon ball in a pool; definitely not ready to be in a bathing suit in front of other humans. Ugh.

I’m looking forward to old movies in the cemetery whilst eatin’ cool snacks; not ready to need air-conditioning.

I can’t wait to bake up elaborate pies with fresh berries; not ready for fruit flies. They loooove my kitchen in the summer.

I’m excited for crazy salads (I can’t believe I’m saying that!), but when it’s hot outside all I want to eat are piles upon piles of grilled vegetables. I’m so not ready to sweat. There’s nothing adorable about the act of sweating, am I right?

I haven’t completely warmed up to the idea of summer but I’m attempting a full on embrace by drinking fruity drinks.

I’m staring with this strawberry cucumber-spiked agua fresca.

I recommend this to be placed in your summer arsenal.

If you’re invited to BBQs in the next upcoming months–which you will be because everyone likes you and you’re cool–I advise you to turn to this on occasion.

It takes about 15 minutes to throw together. It’s not expensivo. And everyone likes drinking pink, refreshing things.

Also, it’s awesome with a lil’ vodka thrown in.

And P.S.:

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there! We all appreciate you.

Strawberry Cucumber Agua Fresca

Print this recipe!

2 pounds of strawberries, hulled and halved
Water
6 tablespoons sugar
4 smallish English cucumbers, peeled, chopped
Juice from 2 limes

1. In a blender, add the strawberries, 2 cups of water and sugar. Blend for a minute, until mixture is smooth. Transfer strawberry mixture to a sieve which is lined with a few layers of fine cheesecloth. Let the mixture drain for 10 minutes, stirring the puree every few minutes to coax it along. Gather the ends of the cheesecloth and gently squeeze it to expel any remaining juice. Meanwhile, add the cucumber with 1/2 cup water to the blender (no need to clean it!) and blend until combined. Repeat straining process with cucumber puree.

2. Add the cucumber juice and lime juice to the strained strawberry mixture, along with 1 1/2 cups of water. Adjust sugar to taste. Transfer bowl to refrigerator and chill for an hour. Serve over ice.

Yields 4 cups

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  • Reply Krystle May 12, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Beautiful! I will make this for girls brunch tmr. Can I make this the night ahead and refrigerate?

  • Reply Channing @ Hot Bod Brigade! (a pop up blog) May 31, 2012 at 10:57 am

    OMBod this is a sexy sassy summer drink! White rum would be simply scrumptious too, I think! Have you ever done infused simple syrup, like mint or lavender infused? So, yeah, this drink is a total yum-fest.

  • Reply Jill May 18, 2012 at 6:12 am

    How refreshing! Just need the weather to pick up a little so we can have a bbq and impress my guests with this lovely and unusual drink,

  • Reply Kasey May 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I’m totally excited for crazy salads! And this delicious-sounding (and looking) agua fresca. YUM!

  • Reply kale May 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Are you using an extra-small miniature colander holding those strawberries?? They look like gorgeous red giants! Yum.

    • Reply Adrianna May 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      Haha. Yes. It’s a small colander. But those strawberries were super gigantic. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tv Food and Drink May 13, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Very enticing pics and simple recipe. Thanks for the post! – Gary

  • Reply Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper May 13, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Yummy, I love how light and refreshing agua fresca is. I’ve never thought about adding cumcumber though. It sounds really good!

  • Reply Jessica May 12, 2012 at 12:20 am

    I’m gonna have to wow my Mexican in laws with this recipe!! Woot woot, they love them some agua fresca.

    • Reply Adrianna May 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      Do it and take all the credit! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Reformed Foodie May 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    MMMM…looks so refreshing. Great flavor combo – totally on board with adding a bit of vodka for summer BBQs – super idea!

  • Reply Martha @ Weekend Doings May 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I’m so ready for summer, but not the sweating part… This agua fresca looks delicious. I also want to try to make paletas with this recipe.

  • Reply Melissa Klotz May 11, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I live in LA too, and bleh, we’re already starting to get fruit flies πŸ™ In other news, this drink looks delish!

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