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Very Berry Mexican Limeade

Makes 8 cups (2 L).

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    Berry Mexican Lemonade

    Inspired by Mexican agua fresca (a sweet blend of fruits, cereals, and flowers), this is sweetly refreshing on a hot day. A hint of cool refreshing cucumber complements the berry flavour.

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    Tip: To keep the drink sparkly, prepare strawberry purée one day ahead, then mix with sparkling water or white wine such as Italian Prosecco (for a refreshing cocktail) just before serving.

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    Very Berry Mexican Limeade

    Ingredients

    • 1/4 cup (60 mL) honey
    • 4 cups (1 L) sliced strawberries or raspberries
    • 1/2 cup (125 mL) peeled, chopped cucumber
    • 5 cups (1.25 L) still or sparkling water, chilled
    • 2 limes

    Nutrition

    Per serving:

    • calories68
    • protein1g
    • fat0g
      • saturated fat0g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates18g
      • sugars14g
      • fibre2g
    • sodium2mg

    Directions

    01

    Stir 1 cup (250 mL) boiling water with honey until dissolved. Place each of half the berries and cucumber in blender. Pour 1/2 cup (125 mL) honey water overtop and pureu0301e until smooth. Pour into large measuring cup, then pureu0301e remaining berries, cucumber, and honey water until smooth.

    02

    Strain mixture through fine sieve into bowl; press to extract as much juice as you can from pulp, then discard pulp.

    03

    Blend juice with 5 cups (1.25 L) very cold still or sparkling water. Grate in 2 tsp (10 mL) peel from lime and squeeze in at least 1/4 cup (60 mL) lime juice. Refrigerate until well chilled. Pour into glasses and garnish with fresh mint and lime slices, if you wish.

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