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The chilly breeze that Bangalore recently enjoyed seems to be getting swallowed up by the sun. No more gentle sun that shined through our cold winter days. It’s harsh and hot. I don’t like our summers, it simply gets really hot. A midst the hot madness the yearning begins , for solace.Glassy cubes of ice, the refreshing smell of lime & the freshness of crushed strawberries, toppled into a glass, solace.
Lime & Strawberry Agua Fresca
This is one of the simplest of things you can make. Grab a pack of strawberries and we all have limes out here, don’t we, and get started. The star anise is for that little extra sparkle that turns your drink from the regular to the stylish.
What you need:
250 gm Strawberries
2 Limes (Also depends on the size and your taste)
Sugar (according to your taste)
2 cups cold water
Ice cubes ( some adorned with star anise)
What you need to do:
Puree strawberries in a blender.Add the juice of limes , water and sugar and blend till smooth.Pour through a strainer to get the seeds out.Mix well and Taste.Make the additions , more lime , more sugar. I make mine a little bit sweet as i add a lot of ice which tends to water the flavors down.Throw some cubes of ice into your glass and fill with the mixture.Use only one cube of ice per glass with a star anise as its flavor will soon seep into your drink. Then, place a slice of lime on the rim of your glass.There you have it, looking pretty and ready to serve.