Beverages and Cocktails

Lime Agua Fresca with Chia Seeds

Makes 8 servings Chia seeds add an interesting texture to this refreshing agua fresca, but you can leave them out if you don’t have any on hand. Just be sure to add water to make up the difference. Ingredients 1/4 cup (2 oz) chia seeds 1/2 cup sugar 2 quarts […]

Chef's Notes Plus

Refreshing Agua Frescas

Originating in Latin America, agua fresca is a refreshing nonalcoholic beverage based on fruits, hibiscus flowers, or, in some regions, cereals, along with sugar and water. Though some may be prepared using juice or tea, like lime or hibiscus (also known as agua de Jamaica), agua frescas are often made […]

Beverages and Cocktails

Spicy Watermelon Refresher

Makes about 8 servings The key to this perfect summer refresher is great watermelon, so if your melon is a dud, you may want to try something else. Of course, you can also make the same mixture with cantaloupe or pineapple (or basically any other fruit!), so pick what’s tastiest […]