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Strawberry-Basil Agua Fresca

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 5 1/2 cups
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1 pound strawberries, hulled

1/2 cup sugar 

4 large basil leaves, plus sprigs for garnish

2 tablespoons lemon juice 


  1. Add the strawberries, sugar, basil leaves and lemon juice to a blender; puree on high speed for 1 minute. Add 2 cups cold water and puree for an additional minute. Pour the mixture into a large pitcher and stir in another 2 cups cold water.
  2. Serve over ice.