Tag: Agua Fresca

Horchata, Agua Fresca Made Naturally

Horchata, Agua Fresca Made Naturally

Horchata is a classic “agua fresca” and an example of how people and food constantly evolve.  It’s connected also to people’s identity.  A delicious Mexican iced drink of almonds and rice essence, horchata was brought to Mexico and Texas by the Spanish when they came […]

“Chicano 40”- Watermelon Cocktail With History!

“Chicano 40”- Watermelon Cocktail With History!

“Chicano 40” is a refreshing watermelon cocktail, the official signature cocktail celebrating the 40th anniversary of the San Antonio CineFestival the nation’s original and longest-running Chicano/Latino film festival.  Not your ordinary watermelon cocktail, “Chicano 40” is complex and bright, created by Jeret Peña, acclaimed mixologist […]

Summer Tamarind Drink:  Agua de Tamarindo

Summer Tamarind Drink: Agua de Tamarindo

If you’ve not tried this I really urge you to take a sip.  It’s somewhat tart but but you’ll find it is also wonderfully complex, not at all like a sugary obviously-flavored soft drink. It is one of the standard Mexican aguas frescas and, again, […]

Cucumber-Lime Agua Fresca, Pepino con Limón

Cucumber-Lime Agua Fresca, Pepino con Limón

Pepino is refreshing.  My amá swore by it. Picture the sweltering Texas heat.  We are wilting, so  amá slices some cucumber and shares it among us kids.  Cool, soothing.  It did relieve heat fatigue and even sometimes nausea from over-exertion.  Picking cotton is hell. Pair […]