Archive for the 'Traditional Beverages' Category

Mexican Pineapple Mint Water – Agua Fresca de Piña con Menta

Ingredients: 1/2 Fresh Pineapple, rind removed 50 Fresh Spearmint Leaves, or to taste, washed 1.5 – 2 Liters Water 1/4 Cup White Sugar or Honey, or to taste Directions: Chop the pineapple and add it to the blender pitcher. Then fill the pitcher with water to about the 5-cups mark. Blend on high until smooth. […]

Mexican Rice Drink / Horchata de Arroz

Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 Cups Uncooked White Rice 1 Cinnamon Stick, broken into pieces 7 & 1/2 Cups Water 1 to 1 & 1/2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract, or to taste 3/4 Cup White Sugar, or to taste Optional: 1/2 Cup Milk Directions: Lightly toast the rice in a comal, stirring constantly to prevent burning. (NOTE: […]

Mexican Cucumber Limeade Recipe / Agua de Pepino con Limon

Ingredients: 1 Large Cucumber, washed and sliced* 6 Key Limes (or 2-3 regular Limes), halved About 2 Quarts Cold Water 3/4 Cup White Sugar, or to taste Directions: *NOTE: You might choose to peel the cucumber prior to slicing it, but I prefer the flavor and health benefits with the skin included. Place the sliced […]

Fresh Watermelon Water – Agua de Sandia

Ingredients: About 1/2 of a Medium Watermelon Cold Water, enough to make 2 liters White Sugar, to taste Ice Cubes, optional Directions: Remove the rind and cube the watermelon. (To make things easier, you can use seedless watermelon and skip the straining step later.) Fill a blender with cubed watermelon and about a cup of […]

Cantaloupe Water Recipe – Agua de Melon

Fresh fruit waters are very popular here in Mexico, especially when the temperature goes up. Try this agua de melon (cantaloupe water). It’s quick, easy, and wonderfully refreshing. Ingredients: 1 Cantaloupe Melon Cold Water, enough to make 2 quarts 1/4 Cup-1/2 Cup Sugar, or to taste Ice Cubes, optional Directions: Wash and dry cantaloupe, then […]

Cafe de Olla (Mexican Spiced Coffee Recipe)

Picture by Lorenia Flickr A traditional coffee that it´s a must drink to start the day´s activities. But we are not talking about regular coffee, this cafe de olla is unique because is sweetened with piloncillo and it has to be prepared in a clay bowl. Here the recipe: Ingredients: 4 Cups of water 4 […]

Jamaica Flower Iced Tea Recipe

Becky Luigart Stayner Jamaica flower iced tea is prepared from a flower called Jamaica (hibiscus sabdariffa) and its very popular here in Mexico. It is said that this flower arrived to Acapulco on the ships coming from India as part of the trade of products between the Nueva España and Asia. In Egypt, this flower […]