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Cosmic Crisp® Apple Lemon Agua Fresca With Mint & Basil

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cosmic Crisp® apples, skin on, cored & cut into small pieces 
  • ½ cup honey (or more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, packed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • Ice
  • 1¼ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 10-12 thin slices of Cosmic Crisp® apple
  • 6-8 thin slices of lemon
  • 2-3 cups seltzer water

Directions:

Add the Cosmic Crisp® apples, honey, mint and basil to a blender. Pour in the water. Blend very well, about 45 seconds-1 minute. 

Fill a 4- or 5-quart pitcher halfway with ice. Place a strainer over the pitcher and pour in the juice from the blender. Using a rubber scraper, press down on the solids to capture all the juice. Discard the remaining solids. 

Add the lemon juice and the seltzer to the pitcher. Stir well with a wooden spoon. Add the Cosmic Crisp® apple and lemon slices. Garnish with sprigs of basil and mint.

Serve.