Aguas Frescas (Cool Waters) are cold refreshing drinks perfect for a hot day in Mexico.
I learned how to make a whole bunch of them in my Mexican cooking class and have included links on how to make them so you too can have a taste of Mexico on a hot summer’s day at home!
The ones in the photo below include agua de naranja (orange), limonada (lemonade), agua de jamaica (hibiscus), horchata (rice), atole (corn masa) and some pink concoction that could be watermelon, strawberry, prickly pear fruit or some other pinky seasonal fruit. You can make aguas frescas out of almost any fruit, nut or grain.
Aguas Frescas: some popular flavours.A Limonada with Chia Seeds is a ‘Chia Fresca’Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Iced Tea)
Horchata, an ‘Agua Fresca’ Made from Rice and Cinnamon
A delicious Agua de Tamarindo
¡Tubas, tubas, tubas!
Not an agua fresca but similar, made of agua de coco y jugo de manzana, con nueces y trozos de manzana seca encima (coconut water and apple juice, topped with dried apple chunks and walnuts). One of five beach treats not to miss in Puerto Vallarta.More of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid.
As it’s rather warm here today, these look delightful. I make hibiscus tea quite often during the summer and keep it in the fridge for my husband. Strictly speaking, it’s a tisane, as there’s no tea in it, but who cares? It’s delicious and good for him as well. That last one sounds good, too.
It’s been hot here too so I have several of these iced ‘teas’ in progress.
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