Special Drink for Candlemas Day

Agua Fresca Para la Candelaria

Preparation info
  • About

    3 quarts

    with solid ingredients strained
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

  • About

This particular version is one that I learned in my Guadalajara student days. Related aguas frescas are served in many regions as part of the Candlemas celebration. Do not be dismayed at the strange-sounding combination of ingredients. It is something between a beverage and a soup or liquid salad—you drink the liquid and eat the other ingredients with a spoon. However, I must tell you that my children completely refuse to eat the fruits, nuts, and other ingredients—as far as they are