Loaded Cafe

Phone Number: 657 – 236 – 4882

Address: Corporate: 2025 W Commonwealth Ave Unit C, Fullerton, CA 92833.

Aguas Frescas: The Perfect Summer Drink

Aguas Frescas, which means “fresh waters” in Spanish, are light, non-alcoholic beverages made from water, fruits, flowers, seeds, or grains. They are popular in Mexico and other Latin American countries, especially during hot weather. These drinks are refreshing, and hydrating, and come in a variety of flavors. In this blog, we will explore six types of aguas frescas and answer some common questions about them. 

What is the English Name for Aguas Frescas? 

The English name for aguas frescas is “fresh waters.” This term accurately describes the nature of these drinks as they are made with fresh ingredients and water. Each type of agua fresca often retains its Spanish name, as there is no direct English translation that captures the exact flavor and essence of each drink.

Horchata:

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Horchata is a creamy and sweet agua fresca made from rice, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. It’s a popular drink in Mexico and Spain, each having its unique version. Mexican horchata typically includes ground rice soaked in water, blended with milk, vanilla, and cinnamon, then sweetened with sugar. It’s served cold, making it a perfect refreshment on a hot day.

Agua de Jamaica:

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Agua de Jamaica, also known as hibiscus tea, is made from dried hibiscus flowers. This vibrant red drink has a tart, cranberry-like flavor and is rich in vitamin C. To make it, dried hibiscus flowers are steeped in boiling water, then sweetened with sugar and chilled. It’s not only refreshing but also known for its potential health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure.

Agua de Tamarindo :

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Agua de Tamarindo is a tangy and sweet beverage made from tamarind pods. Tamarind is a tropical fruit with a unique sour-sweet flavor. The pods are boiled in water until they soften, then the pulp is strained and mixed with water and sugar. This drink has a distinct, slightly tart taste and is often enjoyed over ice.

Agua de Sandía:

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Agua de Sandía, or watermelon water, is a simple and delightful drink made from fresh watermelon. The fruit is blended with water and a touch of sugar or lime juice to enhance its natural sweetness. This agua fresca is incredibly refreshing and hydrating, perfect for quenching your thirst on a hot summer day.

Agua de Piña:

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Agua de Piña, or pineapple water, is made from fresh pineapple blended with water and sugar. Some variations include a bit of lime juice to add a tangy twist. This tropical drink is sweet, tangy, and very refreshing. It’s a great way to use ripe pineapples and enjoy a taste of the tropics.

Agua de Pepino:

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Agua de Pepino, or cucumber water, is a light and refreshing drink made from fresh cucumbers. The cucumbers are blended with water, lime juice, and a bit of sugar. This drink is not only hydrating but also very soothing, making it an excellent choice for a hot day. Some variations include adding mint for extra freshness.

Are Aguas Frescas Healthy?

Yes, Aguas Frescas can be healthy when made with fresh, natural ingredients and minimal added sugars. They are hydrating, low in calories, and packed with vitamins and antioxidants from fruits and flowers.

Is Agua Fresca an Alcoholic Drink?

No, aguas frescas are not alcoholic. They are non-alcoholic beverages made primarily from water, fruits, flowers, seeds, or grains. Their main purpose is to provide a refreshing and hydrating drink, suitable for all ages.

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FAQ'S

Yes, Loaded Cafe offers a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes, such as the Spinach and Mushroom dish with a rich hollandaise sauce and the Super Veggie option packed with vegetables and greens. 

The Chicken Bacon Griller is considered healthy due to its lean protein sources, including chicken and turkey bacon. It is served with steamed broccoli, making it a balanced meal with an excellent protein-to-vegetable ratio. 

Customers with food allergies or sensitivities are encouraged to inform the staff at Loaded Cafe about their dietary restrictions. The restaurant can provide information on ingredients and make accommodations to avoid allergens when preparing food.  

Yes, dishes like the Chipotle Chicken Tacos and the Southwest Chicken salad offer lower-carb options for those following specific dietary plans, focusing on lean proteins and vegetables.  

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