Giada's Strawberry-Basil Agua Fresca
Giada de Laurentiis makes strawberry-basil agua fresca in Miami for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival
Patty Lee / TODAY
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Yield:
5½ cups

Cool down with this refreshing Strawberry-Basil Agua Fresca, then feel free to experiment with your favorite fruits and herbs to make your own favorite version of the non-alcoholic drink.

Ingredients

    • 1 pound strawberries, hulled
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 4 large basil leaves
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 4 cups cold water
    • Ice, for serving
    • Basil sprigs, optional as garnish

Preparation

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.

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