This Strawberry Aguas Frescas with Rosemary beverage is one of my favorite ways to have fresh strawberries and herbs. I love the way it tastes and it is so refreshing especially on a hot day. It’s fancy enough you can serve it to guests who will wonder what your secret ingredient is.
In this version of strawberry aguas frescas I’ve added a hint of rosemary which adds a pleasant surprise to this drink. That’s the secret ingredient that will leave your friends wondering how you make the best strawberry drink. I think you’re really going to love it! Here’s how to make Strawberry Aguas Frescas with Rosemary:
Strawberry Aguas Frescas with Rosemary
4-6 sprigs of fresh rosemary
4 cups water
2 cups (or less) of sugar
3-4 cups sliced strawberries
In a medium pot over high heat on the stove, bring water to a boil along with rosemary. Turn heat down to a simmer so it is still hot, but not boiling, about medium heat. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Using a fine mesh strainer pour this rosemary tea into a medium bowl, using strainer to catch sprigs and leaves.
Add sugar to bowl and stir until sugar dissolves (this will be easy if the water is still hot).
In a blender, blend strawberries along with one cup of water until strawberries are liquefied, 1-2 minutes depending on your blender.
In a 2 liter pitcher, pour liquefied strawberries, remaining rosemary tea, and enough ice and/or water to fill pitcher. Stir. Refrigerate if necessary.
Variation: FREEZE these in popsicle molds for a delicious treat!