Mexican Strawberry Water

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    4 hours 20 minutes

    Fresh fruit waters (or Aguas de Frutas) made with crushed or blended fruit are a common and popular drink all over Mexico. This recipe is extremely flavourful and refreshing, especially when fresh strawberries are in season.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 10 

    • 4 cups strawberries, sliced
    • 1 cup (240g) white sugar
    • 8 cups (2 litres) cold water
    • 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges
    • 8 fresh mint sprigs

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Extra time:4hours marinating  ›  Ready in:4hours20min 

    1. In a medium bowl mix together sliced strawberries, sugar and 1 cup of water. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
    2. Remove the strawberry mixture from the refrigerator and pour into a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour the blended berry mixture through a wire mesh strainer set over a large mixing bowl; discard the pulp and seeds.
    3. Add the remaining 7 cups cold water to the pureed strawberries and mix well. Place the strawberry water in the refrigerator to chill for several hours or pour over ice and serve immediately. Garnish with lime slices or mint leaves.

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    I'm Mexican and I grew up drinking this delicious aguas frescas.My whole fam. loved this drink, definately we'll make it again during the summer. The possibilitys are endless instead of strawberries you can use cantaloupe,watermelon, papayas etc,. even mangos. Yummy! My only changes: Didn't have time to put it in the refrigerator and wait 4 hrs. so I just put it in the blender and made it in two batches, used Splenda insted of reg. sugar and didn't strained like the recipe states.But I'm sure the original recipe is as delicious with no changes. It's just my personal preference. Thanks for sumitting your recipe!  -  16 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    69

    I wasn't expecting much from this recipe, just flavored water. However, it's really refreshing and definitely needs to sit overnight to develop the flavor.  -  22 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    46

    This is sooo good. I've seen these drinks in big pitchers in Mexico but been afraid to order due to not wanting to drink the water. It was very easy to make. Very light, refreshing I didn't change a thing. Will definetly make again. Thanks!  -  11 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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