Strawberry Vodka Agua Fresca With Mint
We’ve been spending so much time in the garden lately that today we had to stop and take a moment to refresh ourselves. This is how we did it and it’s highly recommended!
Spanish for “fresh water”, agua fresca is a refreshing, fruit-infused drink that is served throughout Mexico.
1 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
3 cups fresh strawberries, rinsed and greens removed
Juice of 1 lime
Pocketful of fresh mint, washed and dried
“Some” vodka — this is entirely subjective! But Absolut Vodka is recommended.
Combine water and 3/4 cup sugar in a pot over medium-high burner. Mix well and let come to a boil, turn off heat and let cool a bit.
Place hulled strawberries and a pocketful of mint in a blender, processing until smooth.
Combine the sugar-water, pureed strawberries, mint, and juice of the lime.
Stir well and chill for an hour or serve over ice. Sit in the fading sun in your garden and enjoy!