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Profile on Agua Fresca

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Agua Fresca: the very name sounds like the epitome of refreshment. Aguas frescas (or “fresh waters” in Spanish) are delicious and thirst-quenching drinks made from fruits, seeds, flowers, nuts, and cereal grains.

The most popular variety of agua fresca is probably horchata, a creamy, sweet beverage served throughout Latin America, Spain, and the US. There are several types of horchata, but most recipes call for cinnamon and sugar. Horchata can be made from almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley or tigernuts.

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