Strawberry Purple Basil Agua Fresca

Okay, this is actually destined to be another signature cocktail, but I haven’t found the right booze combination yet so I’m posting the non alcoholic version. I love trying different herbs and fruits, and the purple basil darkens the color of the strawberries to this beautiful burgundy color. The purple basil is also more anise-y than the green variety, so it blends really nicely with the fruit. I tried it mixed with tequila but it was just okay. I think vodka would be the perfect mixer, or just sweeten it up a little more and serve it as a fancy limeade. It would also make great popsicles for the kids (without the vodka :) ) Again, proportions are approximate and to taste.

fresh strawberries, hulled
juice of 3 limes
handful purple basil leaves
agave nectar
water

Blend it all up and strain. Adjust water and agave to taste, serve over ice or your choice of spirit! Let me know if you try it and discover a good mixer!

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8 thoughts on “Strawberry Purple Basil Agua Fresca

  1. Yum! This sounds great! And I think your adult version sounds great too. have you tried rum with this? Or how about cachaca? With all of that lime juice, and the agave, I think the flavors may go well as a variation on a caipirinha.

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