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Peach Agua Fresca

How can you drink a peach? This is the latest agua fresca recipe in this summer’s agua fresca marathon. And it’s a delight. From The Perfect Peach, the key to this successful recipe is the first ingredient: 2 gushy peaches. The authors of The Perfect Peach, the clever Masumoto family, describe peaches in a spectrum…

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Watermelon Grapefruit Agua Fresca

On my summer crusade for a new agua fresca each week [or so], I looked for a grapefruit agua fresca. And I looked. And I could not find one. The combination that keeps coming up is Watermelon Grapefruit Agua Fresca. This recipe is distinguished in that you do not have water as an ingredient: all the…

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Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

  Seattle turns out to be border town. No, not the Canadian border. The Mexican. Seattle is one of these “Northern” cities that have a distinctly “Southern” flavor. The influx of Mexicans, and others from Central and South America, has been steady and permeates the society. From restaurants and food carts and trucks to congregations…

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Watermelon Lime Agua Fresca and Cocktail from Rick Bayless

Mexican food maven, Rick Bayless, has a wonderful new book. Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles and Snacks offers sensational ideas from his famed Frontera Grill restaurant. Here’s a beverage idea, a duo idea, that is not a margarita but does employ the ever-versatile tequila. It’s a sweet agua fresca that can be converted into a delightful cocktail.…

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