Strawberry-Basil Agua Fresca
1 pound strawberries, hulled
1/2 cup sugar
4 large basil leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
2 tablespoons lemon juice
As seen on: Giada Entertains, Episode 3. Party In The Kitchen.
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.
Serve over ice.