With summer approaching and temperatures rising, what better way than to celebrate with delicious beverages. A traditional Mexican vitrolero is a great item for serving any drink, especially those easy-to-make and fruity Aguas Frescas, a perfect drink for those hot days of summer. Care for something a little more comforting and homey, try Melissa Guerra’s recipe for making Authentic Mexican Horchata, great for people of all ages.
A Must-Have for Summer
What better way to celebrate summer than with a nice, cold glass of lemonade? A traditional Mexican vitrolero is the perfect serveware for any beverage with its large size and crystal clear glass structure. Its size makes it easier to serve a large number of people and its glass design is made to retain the fresh and pure taste of any beverage. With a design originating from Mexican predecessors, this barrel-like vitrolero is ideal for the warm temperatures of summer and for get-togethers with friends and family for any occasion.
Aguas Frescas: Bursting with Flavor
A traditional Mexican vitrolero is also perfect for serving up those delicious Aguas Frescas beverages. A sweet treat enjoyed by many in Latin America, this water-based drink can quench the thirst of anyone. Aguas Frescas are simple to make and delicious with the large variety of fruits to choose from for flavor. With the help of Melissa Guerra’s simple recipe for making Aguas Frescas, enjoy your summer even more with this delicious beverage.
• 1 cup of water
• 1 cup of chopped fresh fruit (your choice)
• Sugar or artificial sweetener to taste
Directions: Place the fruit and water in the container of a blender. Puree until smooth, then strain out any pulp with a mesh strainer. Sweeten to taste, then serve over ice.
Authentic Mexican Horchata
As an authentic Mexican drink made from boiled rice, Horchata is as simple and delicious as they come. It is easy to make and provides for a great-tasting beverage for people of all ages. If you’re looking for a way to make this delicious drink, follow Melissa Guerra’s recipe for making Authentic Mexican Horchata. All you need is the following:
• 8 cups water
• 1 cup rice
• 2 cinnamon sticks
• 1 cup sugar (or to taste)
• 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
Directions: In a saucepan, bring water, rice, and cinnamon sticks to a boil. Cook for 30 minutes, until rice is tender. Cool. Remove cinnamon sticks. Place rice and liquid in the container of a blender (you may have to do a couple of batches). Puree well. Pour puree into a pitcher. Stir in sugar, ground cinnamon, and enough water to make 3 quarts of horchata. Chill well, and serve over ice.
By Samantha Salazar