Tag Archives: Mexican drinks

Agua Fresca de Horchata with Cantaloupe Seeds

This week I returned from a month-long trip to Oaxaca where I did my fair share of shopping and eating. Amado attended a local preschool because I wanted him to be immersed in Spanish and he thrived. We spent our afternoons exploring restaurants and food stands, mercados, and sometimes even new pueblos. Our Friday afternoons consisted of tasting new fruits, nieves, and aguas frescas at the Friday tianguis (open-air market) at El Llano Park. As with all of my trips to Mexico, I came home inspired with new ideas and recipes. Read More…

Cazuela Voladora de Tequila: A Traditional Mexican Cocktail

Cazuela Voladora -- A Traditional Mexican Cocktail!

Today I celebrate another year of life and all I have to say is boy does time fly! To mark the occasion, I am sharing the recipe for this traditional Mexican cocktail. I learned to make this drink with my friend Ana and her mother on one of their trips to Colorado. It originates in La Barca, Jalisco and gets its name from the large clay bowl or cazuela in which it is served.
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Michelada (Mexican-Style Beer Cocktail)

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My sister, Vanessa, has mastered the michelada so this week you’ll hear from her about this fun and refreshing Mexican cocktail.


A michelada is like Bloody Mary’s cool Mexican cousin – only instead of vodka, it is made with beer. I perfected this recipe while visiting family in Mexico City and really like how you can add different twists to suit your own taste buds. For example, I now break up a dry chile japonés and add it to my michelada to make it extra spicy. I have even added a splash of steak sauce to create a whole new flavor profile. The key ingredients in a michelada include beer, fresh lime, salt, and Worcestershire sauce. Everything else is optional. So go ahead and experiment with this recipe, and don’t be afraid to add your own flavor to the mix! – Vanessa Wiarco   Read More…

Cucumber Agua Fresca | Agua Fresca de Pepino

In recognition of St. Patrick’s Day, Lola’s Cocina is “going green” for the month of March and featuring all things green. My first featured recipe is a cucumber agua fresca, which I typically serve in a Mexican jarra at family parties.

This refreshing green drink is great for guests of all ages. If you’re looking to get the fiesta started, you can add a splash of vodka for the 21 and over crowd. No matter your age, be sure to have this cucumber agua fresca on hand on St. Patty’s Day to avoid being pinched by a little green leprechaun!  Read More…