Food, Recipes

Fresh strawberry water

  • 500g strawberries, hulled, divided
  • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt flakes
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed mint leaves (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated peeled ginger (optional)
  • Coarsely cracked ice


  • Step 1
    In a blender, blend 450g of the strawberries with the sugar, lime juice, salt, mint, if using, ginger, if using, and 2 cups (500ml) cold water until smooth. Press the strawberry mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a large bowl or pitcher. Discard solids. Stir another 1 cup (250ml) cold water into the strawberry mixture.
  • Step 2
    Thinly slice the remaining 50g strawberries. Fill glasses with ice, mounding well above rims. Pour strawberry water over the ice. Garnish with sliced strawberries and serve immediately.