Agua Fresca de Chayote

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  • Makes about 1 quart (


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Appears in
Zarela's Veracruz: Mexico's Simplest Cuisine

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

  • About

No aspect of mexican cuisine gives more joy to Mexicans and visitors alike than the wonderful galaxy of cool, refreshing drinks (aguas frescas) made with every kind of fruit. They are like lemonade and orangeade transposed to a dozen different keys. There are even aguas frescas made with flowers, herbs, and vegetables. The basic idea is almost always to combine the chosen ingredient with cold water, enough sugar to sweeten it lightly (not cloyingly), and enough lime juice to b