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Cucumber and Chayote Agua Fresca

Amado and I recently returned from our summer travel adventures in Mexico. In a little over a month, we visited Mexico City, Valle de Bravo, Peña de Bernal, and Tequisquiapan. We ended our trip in Oaxaca where Amado attended school while I visited nearby pueblos to shop for Lola’s Mercadito. I’ll be sharing more on my trip in the coming weeks, but for now I have a delightful new recipe for you. Read More…

Pineapple and Blueberry Agua Fresca

Many thanks to Dole and #WeAllGrow Latina Network for sponsoring this post; recipe and opinions are my own.

I’ve been experimenting with agua fresca flavor combinations since the first day of spring and recently discovered a lovely one that blends Dole Pineapple Tidbits and fresh blueberries for a tasty treat that’s perfect for the warm days ahead. No need to sharpen your Ginsu knife for this one because there’s absolutely no chopping involved. All you need are three simple ingredients and three minutes to blend up this refreshing concoction. Serve chilled over ice and your friends and family will surely be asking for another swig. Read More…

Cantaloupe Agua Fresca | Agua Fresca de Melón

Growing up in California, we always had an abundance of fruit trees in our backyard so drinking fresh juices was the norm for us. Perhaps this is why I have always loved the variety of aguas frescas available in Mexican restaurants and mercados. My parents weren’t really ones to serve us store-bought juices and now I’m the same way. Luckily for Amado, aguas frescas happen to be one of my specialties. Read More…

Lake Pátzcuaro’s Paloma

In honor of #MargaritaWeek, I’d like to share a cocktail recipe that my father introduced me to on one of many family trips to Mexico. It was on a day trip to Lake Páztcuaro, Michoacán — a two-hour drive from my father’s hometown of Acámbaro, Guanajuato — that I first encountered the Paloma. As a child I used to relish watching the señoras in Pátzcuaro prepare this colorful cocktail. Read More…

Kumquat and Carrot Agua Fresca

¡Buenos días! As your Easter preparations are underway, I’d like to share a refreshing recipe that will give you just the right boost of vitamins A and C. This kid-friendly agua fresca is sure to delight the little ones and the Easter bunny. As for the adults, just add a splash of vodka or tequila to take the edge off before the holiday madness. Consider this your liquid chill pill. Read More…