Strawberry Mint Lime Agua Fresca is a refreshing, low-calorie, fruit-infused drink for hot Summer days! It’s family-friendly, and DELICIOUS!
Today I want to share a simple recipe for a delicious beverage that is sure to cool you down on those HOT days of Summer! A loose translation of Agua Fresca means “Fresh Water or Cool Water”, and that is what the primary ingredient is in this drink. WATER!
However, by adding lime juice, lime wedges, fresh mint leaves, and sliced strawberries, this “humble” agua fresca becomes something amazing!
The fruit and juices, plus the flavor from the mint leaves all come together to infuse the water with fabulous flavor (and color) you’re going to LOVE!
Traditional agua frescas typically contain water, fruit, occasionally seeds or grains, and sugar. THIS recipe for agua fresca contains no added (processed) sugar, so it’s better for you in the long run, and wow, does it taste great!
I’ve made several varieties or flavors of agua fresca over the years. Recently I served this one at a birthday BBQ (it was hot outside), and it was a big hit! An added plus is that Strawberry Mint Lime Agua Fresca is super EASY to make. Here’s how to make it.
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How To Make Strawberry Lime Mint Agua Fresca
The first thing you will need to do is fill a pitcher with 2 quarts of water. Squeeze the juice of 1 whole lime into the water.
Next, slice another lime into wedges, and add them to the pitcher of water. Stir to combine.
Add a cup of sliced fresh strawberries to the pitcher of water. Now this drink is starting to look pretty!
Time To Add Fresh Mint Leaves
Mint leaves will be the next flavor-packed ingredient that are added to the water. I’m fortunate to grow my own mint, but packages of mint leaves are usually available in the produce section at most grocery stores. You will need 12 leaves for 2 quarts of agua fresca.
TIP: Buy a mint plant at a nursery and plant it (in a container, because mint spreads). I bought my mint plant for about .79 cents about 8 years ago, and it is still going strong! It’s been such a great investment through the years.
Crush HALF (6) of the peppermint leaves, and add them to the agua fresca in the pitcher. Crushing the leaves releases the flavorful oils.
You can also slice them into very small pieces, if necessary. Both methods will extract flavor from the oils present in the leaves.
Add the remaining WHOLE mint leaves (6) to the pitcher. Stir until well-combined.
Time To CHILL!
It won’t look so tasty once all the ingredients are in the pitcher, but as the fruit infuses the water, it will begin to change into a pink color, from the red strawberries.
Cover the pitcher and place it in the refrigerator to rest for a minimum of 15-20 minutes (more time yields more color and flavor).
TIP: If possible, make a pitcher of agua fresca early in the day for serving later, so it has full flavor and color!
Serve The Strawberry Mint Lime Agua Fresca
When the strawberry mint lime agua fresca is fully chilled, it can be served. Serve this drink over ice cubes.
If desired, garnish each glass with a slice of strawberry, serve and enjoy this tasty, refreshing drink. Make sure each glass has a lime wedge and mint leaves for best presentation.
You can store this drink in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. The longer it sits, the color intensifies and the flavors permeate more.
I’ve even added additional water to the pitcher when we’ve demolished it on the first go-around.
If you have enough strawberries, lime and mint left in the pitcher, fill it with halfway with more water, then let it chill again long enough until the water is infused again.
I hope you have the chance to make this delicious, infused water. We love this fresh tasting drink, and enjoy it all summer long!
Thanks for stopping by today. I invite you to come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, may God bless you, and have a GREAT day!
Looking For More COLD BEVERAGE Recipes?
You can find ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. I have some wonderful tasting cold beverage recipes to check out, including:
- Pineapple Agua Fresca
- Blackberry Soda
- Watermelon Agua Fresca
- Rise n’ Shine Juice
- Classic Mexican Horchata
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Strawberry Mint Lime Agua Fresca is a refreshing, low-calorie, fruit-infused drink for hot Summer days! It's family-friendly, and DELICIOUS!
- 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
- 2 limes room temperature
- 12 leaves fresh mint
- 2 quarts water
Fill a pitcher with 2 quarts of water. Squeeze the juice of 1 lime into the water. Slice another lime into wedges, and add them to the pitcher of water. Stir to combine.
Add a cup of sliced fresh strawberries to the water.
Crush HALF the peppermint leaves; add them to the water. Crushing the leaves releases the flavorful oils. You can cut them into very small pieces, if necessary. Add remaining mint leaves WHOLE to the pitcher. Stir until well-combined.
Cover the pitcher; refrigerate water for a minimum of 15-20 minutes (more time yields more color and flavor). As the fruit infuses the water, it turn a pink color, from the strawberries. **I recommend making this early in the day, if possible, and chilling it for hours, for best flavor and color!
Serve over ice cubes, and garnish glasses with strawberry slices, if desired. Enjoy!
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