Spaghetti Squash Drink

Agua Fresca de Chilacayota

Preparation info
  • 5 to 6

    servings (about 2 quarts )
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Food and Life of Oaxaca: Traditional Recipes from Mexico′s Heart

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1997

  • About

Chilacayota is a kind of squash with a mass of “strings” inside, much like U.S. spaghetti squash except that it is round instead of oval. I have seen them in Latin American stores in the boroughs of New York, but I assume that most people will be making the recipe with spaghetti squash.

This is one of the most beloved aguas frescas in Oaxaca City. Be sure to use fresh pineapple—the canned fruit is much too sweet.