Agua Frescas are a traditional Mexican fresh fruit beverage meant to be lightly sweet and refreshing. Convert this to an adult beverage by adding 1.5 oz. liquor of your choice per serving. Makes 2 – 4 beverages.
- 1 cup organic strawberries
- 1/4 cup fresh organic thyme sprigs, plus extra for garnish
- ½ cup sugar
Make the simple syrup: In a small saucepan, stir the 1/2 cup sugar with equal parts water and the sprigs of thyme. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, then remove from the heat. When cooled, strain to remove the thyme sprigs.
Wash and remove the stems from the strawberries.
Puree the strawberries with 1 cup cold water. Strain to remove any seeds or thick pulp. Mix with 2 – 3 cups cold water.
Add in the cooled simple syrup to achieve the desired sweetness.
Serve over ice, garnished with a sprig of fresh thyme.