Aguas frescas: Mexico’s delicious fresh fruit drinks

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By Norm Harding, Reporter

Aguas frescas are fresh fruit drinks that are extremely popular all over Mexico. Served by roadside vendors throughout Mexico, this refreshing beverage is typically served in large barrel-shaped glass containers. Most frescas are made with watermelon, cantaloupe and strawberry…not too much fruit, not too much sugar, just a great thirst-quenching drink on a hot summer day.

These beverages were inspired to compliment the rich blending of chiles, herbs and spices found in Mexican food. They function somewhat like sorbets, in that they refresh the palate.

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