Thirsty Thursdays: Strawberry-Pineapple Agua Frescas
Recipe type: Beverage
  • 2 cups ripe strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 2 cups ripe pineapple chunks
  • 4 cups cold water, with 1 cup separated out
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • Simple syrup (1 cup water + 1 cup sugar, simmered over medium heat until mixture is clear)
  1. Combine 1 cup water, strawberries and pineapple chunks in a blender. Puree until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture through a strainer or cheese cloth into a pitcher or carafe, to separate out the fruit seeds/pulp. (Note: the original recipe says you can freeze the pulp into ice cubes for later)
  3. Add your lime juice and the rest of your water to the pitcher and stir.
  4. Add simple syrup to taste, and stir again.
  5. Chill until ready to serve. (I actually think this tastes better the next day, especially if you throw some extra fruit into the pitcher to soak overnight)
  6. Serve over ice and garnish with mint leaves and extra fruit (if desired).
  7. Enjoy!
Recipe by Just Putzing Around the Kitchen at