It’s been a gorgeous weekend here in Durham. Today I’m sitting on the deck listening to the breeze while I’m writing this. It’s been a few fast-paced months for me and I am finally getting a little relaxation in.
Cheryl went camping so I had the whole house to myself this weekend which is a treat for me. The tv has been off and I’ve managed to sleep in and I think I’m back on track again. Yay!
Yesterday, I repotted some herbs and had a great talk about branding with Sabrina, of The Tomato Tart. To reward myself, I made a drink that I’ve been dreaming of – a Pineapple Mint Agua Fresca.
Agua Fresca is a traditional Latin American drink made of fruit, water, and a sweetener. It reminds me of the sweet and fruity drinks I had as a kid, only agua fresas are made with the real thing!
With my agua fresca I skipped the sweetener and used mint to add a hint a sweetness instead. You can use the sweetener of your choice, to taste if yours still tastes too tart for you.
Serves: about 6 cups
- 3 cups pineapple chunks
- 3 cups water
- 25 mint leaves
- Place all the ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. If you don't have a powerful blender you may want to strain out the pulp.
- Serve over ice or cold or both!
You can try this with different fruits and herbs. In fact, I suspect I’ll be posting a few more recipes of these before summer is over. The pineapple mint agua fresca would also be a great base for a grown-up rum cocktail.