Agua de fresa 2

The dog days of summer are just about to end.  Those long, warm days relaxing in the California sun are something we look forward to every year.  Once school begins, we are back on a set routine of the morning rush and full calendars leading our lives with appointments, deadlines and task lists.

Before we even think about what the new school year will bring, we have one more holiday to enjoy:  Labor Day.  A three day weekend, also called a puente in Spanish.  Literally meaning bridge,  but referring to the 3-day-off break before heading back to work to our crazy lives.  At least that’s the way I see it because words such as puente don’t really have a direct translation in English.

agua de fresa

I love Spanish words without translation (or #SinTraduccion) because those type of words are what make the Spanish language so interesting and very romantic.  It’s as if a they have a deeper meaning that relates to an experience and not a literal translation.  I find it very difficult to explain.

To expand this characteristic of the Spanish language and to make it just a little more fun, Target has crated a #SinTraducción Guest Program on social media where you can discover untraslatable Spanish words and learn more about their usage.  What a great way to learn!

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Because I am trying my hardest to squeeze the enjoyment out of my summer, I headed to my local Target store and purchased everything you see here to prepare my very own strawberry agua fresca and celebrate my puente with a cool, refreshing drink in hand.

Happy Labor Day!

Agua de Fresa

Yield: makes 8 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 ounce) can, evaporated milk
  • 4 cups chopped strawberries, divided
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • ice

Instructions

  1. In a blender container, combine evaporated milk, 3 cups chopped strawberries and sugar. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture in a large pitcher and stir in water, one cup at a time. Stir in remaining cup of chopped strawberries.
  3. Serve over ice and enjoy.

Notes

Replace sugar with your sweetener of choice.

http://www.nibblesandfeasts.com/2015/09/agua-de-fresa/

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own.

Ericka Sanchez

September 5, 2015
September 11, 2015

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