Thursday, April 19, 2012

Infused Strawberries Drink







I find this drink to be better when it's made during the strawberries season. And it's healthier when you buy your strawberries on a Farmer's Market or pick it yourself. Those strawberries have all the aroma and flavor (you should smell my house - no air freshener would perfume my home finer!) 
With a lot of strawberries in the house after a couple of trips to the Wild Things Farm, I had everything needed to make this cold, refreshing and beautiful drink. 






You need a cup of strawberries, cut;  4-5 fresh mint leaves, 2 liters (1/2 gallon) of water and sugar to taste. Sugar actually is optional (but mandatory for the Teenager!). 
Place all ingredients in a small jar (enough to fit), boil some water and pour to over the strawberries. Cover it with a coffee filter and let stand for 12 hours (I usually leave it overnight). Then stir the infusion and transfer through a strainer into a pitcher. 
Add the remaining water and enjoy! Strawberries and mint wed perfectly in this drink. And your kitchen would smell so good you would want to linger there longer, maybe to make some dessert?! 






What is your favorite way to use strawberries?


See you,
Marina

31 comments:

  1. This sounds really good!
    I just finished several strawberries, simply sashed them and ate them. I like sliced strawberries on angel food cake with whipped cream, but eating them alone is probably my favorite way to eat 'em ... yum :D

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    1. I like it with whipped cream sometimes too. I agree with you, eating them alone, especially when they are right off the garden, is the best way.

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  2. I love strawberries with cream! Having said that, your drink looks so refreshing! :D

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    1. Thanks Lorraine. Strawberries with cream are delicious indeed!

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  3. this is lovely looks good. You have got the perfect captures.. I generally have them like that or use it with ice creams :)


    Ongoing Event : WTML

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    1. With ice cream sounds very good, I need to offer it to my men!

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  4. Beautiful and yummy post! I see great minds think alike!
    Yvonne

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    1. Yes indeed! :) I am glad you like it, Yvonne!

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  5. Last year I made strawberries in vanilla syrup with black pepper! We were so happy on the cold winter days. Breakfast was delicious, my homemade preserve with waffles and pancakes. I am going to make more this year. Do you like a jar?-)))

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    1. Oh yes, I do want a jar! I can only imagine the taste... soo good!

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    1. Please! I always have some extra for my friends! :)

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  7. This looks like such a refreshing drink. I am sure we would all love this at home. I have 2 boxes of strawberries in the fridge right now. Going to make this tomorrow.

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    1. Let me know how you like it, please! And have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. This looks so refreshing! I'm quite literally dying of thirst after looking at the gorgeous photos.

    I don't technically have a favorite way to "use" strawberries...I just like to enjoy them straight from the box. :-)

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    1. Thank you Valerie! I like to enjoy the strawberries off the box too, off the garden is even better! Have a great weekend!

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  9. Valerie and I think alike. Right out of the box if they are really fresh. Otherwise it's in ice cream or tarts, or in a pie with rhubarb - I can't decide!

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    1. Yes indeed, when strawberries are really fresh, garden fresh, they don't need any "dressing". Have a lovely weekend, Maureen!

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  10. What a beautifully delicious drink - strawberry is one of the best flavours :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Thanks! I do love raspberries more though. :)

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  11. That looks like a thirst-quencher! Thanks for your visit to my blog - please do visit again and love to have you follow too :) Cheers, priya

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    1. Thank you! I already follow your blog :)

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  12. I thought you've created an adult beverage finally! Looks and I am sure tastes delicious :)

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    1. Oh dear! Is it time to have an adult drinks, already?! Martini or cachaça?!:)

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  13. This looks so refreshing and the color is beautiful! A perfect summer drink! P.S I found your blog randomly and I am so glad I did. Love it. I am going to check out more of your stuff now! :-)

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  14. Just discovered your blog. My fave way to uuse strawberries, is cooked balsamic vinegar (sounds weird but it's amazing) and then served with whipped cream for whatever dessert you like

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    1. Wow, that's an interesting recipe. Can you share it? I would love to try!

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