STRAWBERRY-BASIL AGUA FRESCA

By: Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott

 

 

Ingredients:   Yields 4 servings

 

1 pound strawberries, hulled

½ cup sugar

6 large basil leaves

2 tablespoons lemon juice

4 cups cold water

Ice, for serving

Basil sprigs, optional as garnish

 

 

Directions:

 

  • In the pitcher of a blender, add the strawberries, sugar, basil leaves, and lemon juice

  • Puree on high for 1 minute

  • Add half of the cold water and puree again for an additional minute

  • Pour into a large serving pitcher and stir in the remaining water

  • Serve the agua fresca over ice and garnish with a basil sprig, if desired