Light, bright and thirst-quenching, these aguas frescas (“fresh waters”) are an awesome way to keep cool and recharge this summer–at least what’s left of it!
We have a diverse bunch of non-alcoholic, budget-friendly drinks on Goodtaste for you to try, including this Peruvian Chicha Morada [above] made with purple corn, fresh fruit (pineapple, green apple & lime) and ethnic spices!
And there’s more-
Load up on fresh fruit with this recipe from my go-to dietitian, Rosie Benner. Her homemade Aguas Frescas calls for fresh lemon, lime and orange (naval or cutie). It’s just as good with or without alcohol. Combine ingredients in a large punch bowl and serve:
Ayran is the national drink of Turkey with ties to Central Asia. It’s a frothy, yogurt-based beverage mixed with ice water and salt–and actually very tasty! A superb pairing for any foods with potent spices. Aryan is particularly popular during the summer months as it is known to help prevent dehydration.
Served hot or cold, Egyptian Karkade is a hibiscus flower tea made with water, raw honey and dried roselle calyces (the sepal or protective layer around a flower in bud). Serve in a tall glass over ice and garnish with fresh mint or a slice of lemon:
Simple and to the point! Take Thai basil, lime juice and a simple syrup and blend together until smooth. Strain, and top with sparkling water! Tart, sweet and refreshing:
Classic Mexican Horchata featuring rice (basmati or Jasmine work best), almonds, vanilla paste and cinnamon. Milky and oh so marvelous! Enjoy over ice 🙂