Mix a batch of these strawberry guava mint agua fresca for your next get together! They are refreshing and easy for a hot summer day. Add a little tequila for a boozy twist!
Dish Count :: 1 cutting board, 2 glasses
One of the things I have been struggling with (if “struggling” is the right word?) is that being knocked up means people are very uncomfortable drinking around you if you used to be a former drinker. It’s roughly the equivalent of what I imagine someone who is fighting sobriety goes through. It’s not the drinking itself that makes me uncomfortable, but that others have tiptoed around me, or assumed that I can’t go to a bar and be social with my friends because I’m pregnant. Like somehow being around booze will give my growing tater tot a problem. *eye roll*
I’m a people person and I want to be WITH my people.
Bringing a healthy kid into the world is a great reason to give up my barely-once-a-week glass of wine, but it’s also no excuse to give up being social and doing the things I used to do with others.
Is this pregnancy hormones making me unreasonable? I’m not sure. But it’s definitely a trend I’ve noticed the last few months.
So, since I wasn’t able to imbibe in the traditional Cinco de Mayo margaritas I had my eyes on – and I fell asleep on the couch at 7 pm before I could even consider making a virgin one for myself – I whipped up these strawberry guava mint agua frescas and absolutely fell head over heels in love.
Guava juice is basically my life blood when I am in Hawaii, and I will chug it with a beer bong if given the option.
I had a hankering for it, mixed with some fresh berries as a good mocktail substitute and hoped beyond hope that it would taste as good in real life as it did in my imaginings…and you know what.
IT WAS BETTER! I can only say that for those who can drink, it would be utterly splendid with a shot of tequila in it, too. But I will be making these again and again this summer to keep me cool, hydrated, and feeling like one of the people I used to be.
Strawberry Guava Mint Agua Fresca
Easy to double, or quadruple for a crowd!
1 – 12oz can Guava Juice
1/2 cup chopped Strawberries
7-8 Mint Leaves, torn
1 – 1 1/2 cup Club Soda or Seltzer Water
In two tall glasses, fill each half way with ice, and add in chopped strawberries, and mint leaves. Muddle the berries and ice until they are crushed.
Divide the guava juice between the two glasses. Fill the remainder of the glasses with club soda or seltzer water. Gently stir and serve immediately.