Aguas frescas, also known as “fresh waters,” are beverages made of fruits, grains, seeds, nuts, herbs, spices, and sweeteners. This blended drink can be found at mercados, taquerias, and your favorite tamale restaurant, Delia’s Tamales. Aguas frescas also have deep cultural connections in Mexican and other international cuisine. Learn about the history of this unique drink!
Aguas Frescas Historical Roots
It’s believed this drink has existed since the pre-Columbian era several centuries ago.
Some people say:
- Aztecs would travel to Tenochtitlan, present-day Mexico City, to purchase fruits for their agua fresca.
- In the 1940s, this beverage was brought over on vendor’s carts, and became a popular street-market staple.
- In Mexican legends, that the Aztecs would add ice from the dormant volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl to make this drink cold!
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Two of our popular flavors, horchata, and jamaica, have been enjoyed around the world!
- Horchata’s origins date back to 2400 B.C. in North Africa.
- Horchata got its name from the Moors in Spain during the 8th century.
- That jamaica, known as hibiscus tea, originated in Africa and may have roots in India.
- The hibiscus flower was brought to Mexico during the 16th and 18th centuries.
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